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Posted by Blog Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffman-La Roche was the first to massproduce vitamin C. Today, many thousands of tons of ascorbic acid are produced synthetically from glucose. The glucose is often derived from corn syrup.

Many consumers believe that vitamin C is beneficial, as about 30 percent of the U.S. adult population takes supplemental vitamin C. Currently, vitamin C is the most widely used vitamin supplement in the world. Vitamin C is also used extensively to preserve food. L-ascorbic acid and its fatty acid esters are food additives used as browning inhibitors, antioxidants, flavor stabilizers, dough modifiers, and color stabilizers. Ascorbyl palmitate, a form of vitamin C, is sometimes used in antioxidant preparations because of its greater solubility in fats and oils.

More about C-Vitamin:

Vitamin C The Citrus Antioxidant

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Biosynthesis of Vitamin C

Collagen and Vitamin C

Vitamin C as an Antioxidant

Vitamin C, Infections, and the Common Cold

Vitamin C and Disease Prevention

Other Roles of Vitamin C

Vitamin C Food Sources

Supplemental Forms of Vitamin C


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