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Which acid found in ripe banana?

What type of acid is found in banana? - Quora. Malic acid is the main principal acid present in the ripe banana; citric and oxalic acids are also present. It also contains a number of enzymes (e.g. amylase, in vertase etc.) Does an acid react with another acid?

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Also asked, do Ripe bananas contain acid?

A: Ripe bananas have a pH of about 5, making them a mildly acidic food. That does not mean that bananas cause heartburn or reflux, however. Decades ago, Indian researchers tested banana powder and found it helpful for relieving symptoms of indigestion (The Lancet, March 10, 1990).

Additionally, does banana have citric acid? Citric acid is found in many types of fruits but is also added to numerous other foods during manufacturing, as a preservative. Some fruits, such as peaches and fresh tomatoes, contain lower levels of citric acid; bananas, coconuts, mangoes and avocados are a few that contain none at all.

Hereof, what kind of acid do bananas have?

This bears out Bigelow and Dunbar's (1917) generaliza- tion that bananas probably contain only malic acid, and is in con- tradiction to Hartmann and Hillig (1934), who found citric as well as malic acid in bananas.

Which acid is present in berries?

Citric acid

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