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Is ascorbic acid vegan?

Ascorbic acid is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is ascorbic acid?

Ascorbic acid, also known as Vitamin C, is a naturally occurring organic compound that is essential for human health. It is a water-soluble vitamin and acts as a potent antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Ascorbic acid is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables, such as citrus fruits, strawberries, tomatoes, and peppers. It is commonly used in food manufacturing as a preservative, to prevent discoloration, and to improve the nutritional value of processed foods. Ascorbic acid is also used in dietary supplements, skincare products, and as a treatment for scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency.

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