Definition

Ascorbyl stearate is a fat-soluble form of Vitamin C produced from ascorbic acid and stearic acid. It is used primarily as an antioxidant in commercial food production. Ascorbyl stearate is particularly poular in margarine where it prevents fats from becoming rancid.

Health considerations

Ascorbyl stearate is evaluated as safe, and considered acceptable for use across food agencies.

May be found in

Margarine

References

CODEX Alimentarius
INCHEM

Alternative Spellings and Names

E305, Vitamin C stearate

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