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What is Fumaric Acid Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Fumaric Acid in Food

Fumaric Acid is used in beverages and baking powder. It is also used as a coagulant in pudding mixes. It is effective when used in the treatment of psoriasis. Side effects include kidney and gastrointestinal disorders, and skin flushing. Prolonged use can reduce white blood cell count. It is also used in the manufacture of polyester resins, polyhydric alcohol and as a mordant for dyes. Health benefits include anti-dermatitic, anti-hepatocarcinogenic, anti-oxidant and anti-tumor properties. It is also used in the manufacture of dentures and bath salts.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 17:15


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