White or almost white, odourless crystalline powder which darkens on exposure to light.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Sodium ascorbate
European Union
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Philippines
Approved Sodium Ascorbate
Austria
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Belgium
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Bulgaria
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Cyprus
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Czech Republic
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Denmark
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Estonia
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Finland
Approved Sodium ascorbate
France
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Germany
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Greece
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Hungary
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Ireland
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Italy
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Latvia
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Lithuania
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Luxembourg
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Malta
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Netherlands
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Poland
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Portugal
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Romania
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Slovakia
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Slovenia
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Spain
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Sweden
Approved Sodium ascorbate
United Kingdom
Approved Sodium ascorbate
Australia
Approved Sodium ascorbate
New Zealand
Approved Sodium ascorbate

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Synthetic substance - yes

E301 - Sodium ascorbate: Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives

Muslim Consumer Group

Causes allergic reaction - maybe

E301 - Sodium ascorbate: While sodium ascorbate is relatively safe, its extensive intake may lead to several side-effects. The common side-effects that persist or become troublesome when using sodium ascorbate, especially in a liquid form as injections, include burning, stinging, pain, or swelling at the injection site. Severe allergic reactions include rash; itching; difficult breathing; hives; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; bone pain; muscle weakness; severe or persistent diarrhea; mental or mood changes.

Wikipedia

L-ascorbic acid sodium salt
Laevo-ascorbic acid sodium salt
Laevo-ascorbic acid sodium salt (1:1)
Sodium (2R)-2-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-4-hydroxy-5-oxo-2H-furan-3-olate
Sodium L-ascorbate
Mono sodium L-ascorbate
Mono sodium laevo-ascorbate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 134-03-2
  • EINECS Number: 205-126-1
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