White to slightly yellow odourless crystalline powder.

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E302 - Calcium ascorbate: Those susceptible to kidney stones should avoid - otherwise regarded as safe.

Additive Alert

Synthetic substance - yes

E302 - Calcium ascorbate: Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E302 - Calcium ascorbate: May increase the formation of calcium oxalate stones.

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L-Aascorbic acid calcium salt (2:1)
Laevo-ascorbic acid calcium salt (2:1)
Calcium 5-[(1S)-1,2-dihydroxyethyl]-3-hydroxy-4-oxofuran-2-olate
Hemi calcium ascorbate
Calcium diascorbate
Calcium L-ascorbate
Calcium 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: 5743-27-1
  • EINECS Number: 227-261-5

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