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Is acid l-ascorbic vegan?

Acid l-ascorbic is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is acid l-ascorbic?

Acid l-ascorbic, also known as vitamin C, is a water-soluble nutrient that acts as an antioxidant and plays a vital role in collagen synthesis. It has a slightly acidic taste and is commonly used as a food preservative to prevent oxidation or discoloration of fruits, vegetables, and meats. Acid l-ascorbic is also added to some processed foods and beverages as a fortifying agent. It is important for maintaining a healthy immune system and can be found naturally in many foods, including citrus fruits, strawberries, and broccoli. Supplementation with acid l-ascorbic may be necessary for individuals who do not consume enough vitamin C through their diet.

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