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Acid present in tamarind is ________.


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(a) Acid present in tamarind is tartaric acid (C4H6O6) with the chemical name 2,3-Dihydroxybutanedioic acid.

(b) It is a weak acid, which gives a stronger and sharper taste to tamarind fruits compared to other citrus fruits.

Therefore, the acid present in tamarind is tartaric acid.


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