E303 Potassium ascorbate antioxidant




Potassium ascorbate



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Potassium ascorbate is the potassium salt of ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is a sugar with anti-oxidant properties that occur naturally in most fruit and vegetables. Acts as a preservative by inhibiting the effects of oxygen on food (antioxidant)

Ascorbic acid and its sodium, potassium, and calcium salts are commonly used as anti-oxidants, preservatives, and a source of vitamin C in foods

Used in many foods including dairy based drinks, condensed milk, processed cheese, dairy bases desserts, fat spreads, canned or bottles vegetables, breakfast cereals, pre-cooked pasta, batters, egg-based desserts, vinegars, and mustards.

Not permitted for use in the EU.