This kit contains 58 assays.
As a component of the citric acid cycle, L-malic acid (L-malate) is found in all living organisms. Its quantitative determination is especially important in the manufacture of wine, beer, bread, fruit and vegetable products, as well as in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It is one of the most important fruit acids, and has the highest concentration of all acids in wine. In the wine industry, the level of L-malic acid is monitored, along with L-lactic acid, during malolactic fermentation. L-Malic acid finds many applications as a food preservative (E296) and flavour enhancing compound, such as in the manufacture of low calorie drinks.