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E315 Erythorbic acid

Iso-ascorbic acid; iso-vitamin C

Synthetic isomer of vitamin C, but with only 1/20 of the vitamin activity.

Function & characteristics:

Many products.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
No limit.

Side effects:
None known in the concentrations used.

Dietary restrictions:
Erythorbic acid and erythorbates can normally be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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