Ascorbyl Palmitate

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Vitamin C Ester

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Free of: Added sugar, soy, dairy, yeast, gluten and additives.

What is Ascorbyl Palmitate  Ascorbyl palmitate is an ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid creating a fat-soluble form of vitamin C. In addition to its use as a source of vitamin C, it is also used as an antioxidant food additive (E number E304). It is approved for use as a food additive in the European Union, the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Ascorbyl palmitate is also marketed as “vitamin C ester”.

Production of Ascorbyl Palmitate  Ascorbyl palmitate is prepared by condensing palmitoyl chloride and ascorbic acid in the presence of a dehydrochlorinating agent such as pyridine. It is also formed in the reaction of L-ascorbic acid and palmitic acid.

Uses of Ascorbyl Palmitate  Ascorbyl palmitate is an antioxidant. It is used as a chemical preservative food additive and as an antioxidant in pharmaceuticals. Its use as a preservative in margarine is limited to 0.02% percent by weight of the finished food. Ascorbyl palmitate in foods prevents rancidity and the browning of cut apples. It is also used in meat curing, to preserve canned and frozen foods.

  Warning: Do not use this product for anything other than its intended purpose.  Misuse of our products will result in permanent account suspension and can lead to harm, injury, or death.  Professional use only.

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