Food

Acetaldehyde in food

Acetaldehyde is naturally present in many types of food. It is particularly abundant in food produced by fermentation, such as alcoholic beverages, vinegar, dairy products, home-brewed beer and mead.

Due to its pleasant apple-like smell, acetaldehyde is also used as a flavouring in some pastries, fruit juices, soft drinks, sweet desserts and dairy products.

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