Definition of malic
: involved in and especially catalyzing a reaction in which malic acid participates malic dehydrogenase
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Whisk together the puree, buttermilk and malic acid in a small bowl.
Scientific breakthroughs revealed the role of yeast in fermentation and explained how bacteria converted harsh malic acid into softer lactic acid, which makes many red wines and some whites easier to drink.
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