Tartaric Acid and Tartrates

Tartaric acidTartaric acid is a white crystalline diprotic organic acid. It occurs naturally in many plants, particularly grapes, bananas, and tamarinds, and is one of the main acids found in wine. It is added to other foods to give a sour taste, and is used as an antioxidant. Salts of this material are known as tartrates. It is a dihydroxy derivative of succinic acid.

L-tartaric acids
(acid flavoring; chelating agent-detergent, metal cleaning agent, plating agent; pH adjustor)
Potassium L-bitartrate
(pH-adjustor-acidifying agent, etc.)
Disodium L-tartrate
(stabilizer; pH adjuster; seasoning)
Potassium sodium tartrate
(chelating agent-plating, etc.)
Potassium tartrate
(chelating agent-plating, etc.; humectant)
Antimony Potassium tartrate
(fixing agent; catalyst)
Ammonium tartrate