E316 Sodium erythorbate




Sodium erythorbate



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A Sodium salt of erythorbic acid, a synthetic isomer of vitamin C but with only 1/20 of the vitamin activity. Sodium erythorbate is produced from sugars derived from different sources, such as beets, sugar cane, and corn.

In combination with sodium nitrite E251, it totally prevents the growth of strains of Bacillus cereus.

An antioxident used in meats, poultry, and soft drinks.