ascorbic acid ester comprising ascorbic acid and palmitic acid, is prepared
synthetically and, like E300, it is used as an
antioxidant, a colour preservative and as a vitamin supplement but with
the added advantage of being fat-soluble at high temperatures.
of its antioxidant synergy with the alpha-tocopherols E306
and E307 it is likely to be found in combination
can be found in baby formula, chicken stock cubes, pork pies, sausages,
scotch eggs and tinned baby food. The vitamin C component of moisterisers,
C, essential for growth, healthy teeth, gums, bones, skin and blood
vessels and aiding the absorption of iron, is found naturally in many
fresh fruits and vegetables.