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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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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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Content of Ascorbic acid in lime fruit

All citrus fruits contain ascorbic acid, also called vitamin C, and are considered acidic fruit. The higher the ascorbic acid content, the better ...

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by Nataly56
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:10 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Content of Ascorbic acid in lime fruit
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