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date: 26 May 2020

acids 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Food
Author(s):
Ralph HancockRalph Hancock

a large group of substances essential to the working of the body and widespread in food. The scientific definition of an acid is a substance that dissolves in water to release hydrogen ions, dissolves metals releasing hydrogen gas, and reacts with a base to form a salt. All these properties are relevant to food.... ...

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