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Ascorbic acid

Ascorbic acid

(Science: biochemistry) a requisite in the diet of man and guinea pigs. May act as a reducing agent in enzymic reactions, particularly those catalysed by hydroxylases.

Synonym: vitamin c. A vitamin found in fresh fruits (especially citrus fruits) and vegetables; prevents scurvy.More commonly known as vitamin c which is found in citrus fruits and some green vegetables. Lack of this vitamin can result in scurvy.


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Re: The effect of low temperature on Ascorbic Acid

Might enzymes be present in the orange even if none are added experimentally? If enzymes are present, might they affect the chemistry?

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by jonmoulton
Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: The effect of low temperature on Ascorbic Acid
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The effect of low temperature on Ascorbic Acid

Hello I was wondering why the ascorbic Acid content of oranges might decrease if the temperature decreases to just above freezing. Without enzyme ...

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by fuego
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: The effect of low temperature on Ascorbic Acid
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Please comment this theory, is this theory correct?

Thank you for your answer. 1) I wonder how it is possible then that ascorbic acid can lose 2 electrons and then have 2 free radicals at the same time. 2) The water is everywhere, ...

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by schang1984
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Please comment this theory, is this theory correct?
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Microorganisms and organic preservation?

... curing, freeze drying, fermenting, dehumidifying, aging, and adding ascorbic acid. So far I have found one process that sort of worked with kiwis. I sliced the kiwis into ...

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by elemerso
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Microorganisms and organic preservation?
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Organic reactions and preservation

... curing, freeze drying, fermenting, dehumidifying, aging, and adding ascorbic acid. So far I have found one process that sort of worked with kiwis. I sliced the kiwis into ...

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by elemerso
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Organic reactions and preservation
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