I have a question regarding lactic acid?

I am lactose intolerant and can not eat creamy foods or any foods that have lactic acid in them. Why do certain foods contain lactic acid? I especially notice that pre-packaged foods contain them. What purpose does it serve?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Latic acid serves as a fermentation to things. It is everywhere including make-up and other things. You should not use these things if you have a true lactic acid allergy. You should read the site below for clarification

    Source(s): www.wikipedia.com search lactic acid
  • JING
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    1 decade ago

    Lactic acid is used in a variety of food stuffs to act as an acidity regulator. Although it can be fermented from lactose (milk sugar), most commercially used lactic acid is derived from bacteria such as Bacillus acidilacti, Lactobacillus delbueckii or L. bulgaricuswhey to ferment carbohydrates from sources such as the cornstarch, potatoes or molasses. Thus, although it is commonly known as "milk acid", products claiming to be vegan do sometimes feature lactic acid as an ingredient.

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