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Increasingly acidic ocean is deadly to coral, other life

By Richard Brill

POSTED: 08:53 a.m. HST, Mar 07, 2014

~~<p>Acidity is pleasantly tart for people's taste buds, but it is not usually good for sea creatures that have shells or other hard parts: They are especially sensitive to changes in acidity.</p>
<p>Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste.</p>
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Acidity is pleasantly tart for people's taste buds, but it is not usually good for sea creatures that have shells or other hard parts: They are especially sensitive to changes in acidity.

Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste. Login for more...



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