All questions

I just got a fruit salad from a bagel place that lists 'calcium ascorbate' as an ingredient (on plain fruit? really?) Whaat?

asked by @coffeepenknife almost 4 years ago
3 answers 1872 views
B0e51b35 a002 4fdd adc2 f06fa947184e  baci1
HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

It's to keep the fruit from turning brown quickly. it's the calcium salt of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

C0d1f1de 4134 43ba 9510 1d7a8caa31f3  scan0004
added almost 4 years ago

....so it serve the same purpose as squeezing lemon juice on the fruit -- no harm done.

A9f88177 5a41 4b63 8669 9e72eb277c1a  waffle3
added over 3 years ago


To go a little further, calcium ascorbate is actually a form of Vitamin C so it's outright good for you, providing not only the vitamin but a good dose of calcium as well. This is a great example of how many ingredients with funny names are not the monsters we've been told we must fear.

http://lpi.oregonstate...