Calcium ascorbate (E302) is a calcium salt of ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C.


E302 - Calcium Ascorbate:

Calcium ascorbate (E302) is a calcium salt of ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C.

  • Origin: Calcium ascorbate is derived from ascorbic acid, a natural form of vitamin C found in many fruits and vegetables.
  • Function: It is used as a food additive for its antioxidant properties. As a derivative of vitamin C, it acts as an antioxidant that can help prevent oxidation of foods, especially meat products.
  • Applications: Calcium ascorbate is mainly used in the food industry, particularly in meat processing. It is added to some products to prevent browning and deterioration caused by oxidation.
  • Antioxidant: As an antioxidant, calcium ascorbate helps preserve the natural color of foods, prevent flavor degradation, and extend the shelf life of products.
  • Packaging: It is usually available in powder form and is packaged in suitable packaging to prevent moisture and spoilage.
  • Precautions: Calcium ascorbate is considered safe when used according to good manufacturing practices. However, as with any food additive, it is important to respect the recommended concentrations.
  • Other Uses: In addition to its use in the food industry, calcium ascorbate can also be used as a food supplement in the field of nutrition.

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CAS Number
HS Code
2936 29 20
Chemical Formula
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