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L-Ascorbic acid

See under ascorbic acid.

Colourless and odourless crystalline acid related to sugars and strongly acid governing, its salts are called ascorbates. The name is derived from the Greek "a" (for "not") and the vitamin C deficiency symptom scurvy (meaning "you don't get scurvy"). Of the four existing forms, only L-ascorbic acid is biologically active, which and also its derivatives are grouped together under the name vitamin C. It is found in many fruits and vegetables. It is present in many fruits and vegetables, for example in bush plum (3,150 mg in 100 g), acerola cherry...

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