Appearance: White or yellowish-white powder
Assay: 98.0% – 100.5%
Identification: Meet the requirements
Appearance of solution: Clear, not more intense than BY4
Specific Optical Rotation: Between +21 and +24
Loss on drying: 0.8% Max.
Sulphate ash: 0.1% Max.
Heavy metals: 10ppm. Max Ascorbyl palmitate fcc
Residue on ignition: 0.1% Max.
Organic Volatile impurities: Meet the requirements
Lead: 1 ppm Max.
Quality Standard: Meet the standard of BP 2004/NF23/FCCV.
Ascorbyl palmitate is an ester formed from ascorbic acid and palmitic acid. It is used either as a fat-soluble form of vitamin C, or as an antioxidant food additive.
Levels above 1000 mg of vitamin C may cause mild stomach upset in sensitive individuals. High level of vitamin C (more than 1000 mg) are not suitable for people predisposed to creating kidney stones or suffering from kidney stones.
The EU Reference Intake for vitamin C is 80 mg.
As a food additive
Ascorbyl palmitate has the e-number ‘E 304 (i)’; this covers Fatty acid esters of ascorbic acid. E 304 comes under Group I, Additives. Conditions of use would depend on the category of the food; these can be found in Regulation 1333/2008.
Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise
Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels
Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones
Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage
Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen forma
In 10 KG cardboard drum of Ascorbyl palmitate fcc