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E301 - Sodium ascorbate

Additives: E301 - Sodium ascorbate

Functions: Antioxidant

Sodium ascorbate is one of a number of mineral salts of ascorbic acid -vitamin C-. The molecular formula of this chemical compound is C6H7NaO6. As the sodium salt of ascorbic acid, it is known as a mineral ascorbate. It has not been demonstrated to be more bioavailable than any other form of vitamin C supplement.Sodium ascorbate normally provides 131 mg of sodium per 1‚000 mg of ascorbic acid -1‚000 mg of sodium ascorbate contains 889 mg of ascorbic acid and 111 mg of sodium-. As a food additive, it has the E number E301 and is used as an antioxidant and an acidity regulator. It is approved for use as a food additive in the EU, USA, and Australia and New Zealand.In in vitro studies, sodium ascorbate has been found to produce cytotoxic effects in various malignant cell lines, which include melanoma cells that are particularly susceptible. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re‐evaluation of ascorbic acid -E 300-, sodium ascorbate -E 301- and calcium ascorbate -E 302- as food additives (2015/05/06)

Names: Ascorbate de sodium, Ascorbate de sodium (Vitamine C), L-ascorbate de sodium, sel monosodique de l’acide L-ascorbique, L-ascorbate de Sodium (vitamine C)

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