Definition

A form of Vitamin C, ascorbic acid is used to regulate acidity, as an antioxidant to prevent spoilage, or as a flour treatment agent.

Health considerations

Vitamin C is essential and well tolerated. Excessive intake, however, may cause diarrhea and is associated with formation of kidney stones. Long term mega-dosing may also interfere with blood, including white blood cells.

May be found in

Juice, fresh vegetables, dips

References

Wiley Online Library

Alternative Spellings and Names

Vitamin C, Vit C, Ascorbate, E300

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