White or yellowish-white solid, with a citrus-like odour.

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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 Ascorbyl palmitate
European Union
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Ascorbyl palmitate
Philippines
Approved Ascorbyl Palmitate
Austria
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Belgium
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Bulgaria
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Cyprus
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Czech Republic
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Denmark
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Estonia
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Finland
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
France
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Germany
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Greece
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Hungary
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Ireland
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Italy
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Latvia
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Lithuania
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Luxembourg
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Malta
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Netherlands
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Poland
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Portugal
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Romania
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Slovakia
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Slovenia
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Spain
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Sweden
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
United Kingdom
Approved Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Australia
Approved Ascorbyl palmitate
New Zealand
Approved Ascorbyl palmitate

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Halal - yes

E304 - Ascorbyl palmitate: Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives. It is a ester formed by reacting palmitic acid(fat source)and ascorbic acid(vitamin C). It is Halal only if the palmitic acid is obtained from plant fat such as soy fat. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label indicates that palmitic acid is from vegetable fat.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E304 - Ascorbyl palmitate: Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives. It is a ester formed by reacting palmitic acid(fat source)and ascorbic acid(vitamin C). It is Halal only if the palmitic acid is obtained from plant fat such as soy fat. "Suitable for Vegetarian" label indicates that palmitic acid is from vegetable fat.

Muslim Consumer Group

Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid
Vitamin C palmitate
Laevo-ascorbic acid 6-hexadecanoate
Laevo-ascorbic acid 6-palmitate
[2-(4,5-dihydroxy-3-oxofuran-2-yl)-2-hydroxyethyl] hexadecanoate
6-O- palmitoyl ascorbic acid
Vitamin C palmitate

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: 137-66-6
  • EINECS Number: 205-305-4
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