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Definition of the adjective acid-forming

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  1. yielding an acid in aqueous solution

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Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Acid-Forming. Bacteria. Microorganisms that can metabolize complex organic compounds under anaerobic conditions. This metabolic activity is the first step in the twostep anaerobic fermentation process leading to the production of methane .

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, Two Volume Set (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

ACID-FORMING AND BASE-FORMING FOODS. The potential acidity or alkalinity of the foods ingested covers a wide range and depends on the minerals present. On combustion, certain foods, such as most vegetables and fruits, leave an ash ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

acid-forming foods buffer systems in humans are bicarbonate-carbonic acid, the phosphate salts, proteins, and hemoglobin-oxyhemoglobin. acid-forming foods. Foods that have an acid-ash residue after burning. Examples are meat, fish, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary and Resource Directory of Environmental and Occupational Health, Second Edition (2016)

by Herman Koren

acid-forming bacteria — Organisms fermenting in the lactose of milk which produce mainly lactic acid.

Google previewFoods & Nutrition Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition (1993)

by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger

it is oxidized in the body to sulfuric acid; hence, It is an acid-forming mineral. Therefore, foods containing a large ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Nutrition and Good Health (2003)

by Robert A. Ronzio

acid-forming foods Foods that create acidic residues after they have been broken down by the body. Protein-rich food, such as EGGS, MEAT, and poultry, produce acidic residues when oxidized for energy. The combustion of sulfur-containing ...

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