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Ascorbic Acid - Glossary Term

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Ascorbic Acid  
Another name for vitamin C, which is found in citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, peppers, melons, and berries. Foods containing vitamin C are an important part of a balanced and nutritious diet. In addition, it is Ascorbic Acid that assists with keeping various foods green in color, such as pureed vegetables and herbs that are added to recipes. As a tip when working with recipes containing green foods, crush a vitamin C tablet and add it to the other ingredients as the food is being prepared. The Ascorbic Acid will help to keep soups, sauces, dips, and other foods with green ingredients, a brighter green in color.