E300 = Vitamin C
E300 is an additive approved by the EU (European
Union) and used as a natural antioxidant in food and drink products.
The common name for E300 is ascorbic acid,
otherwise known as Vitamin C.
Although a natural antioxidant occurring in most fruits and vegetables,
E300 can also be produced synthetically from the fermentation and oxidation
of glucose. It is a sugar acid that is most commonly used
as a bread enhancer by acting as a flour-treating agent.
Vitamin C should be provided in a diet daily as little is stored in
Lack of E300 may lead to scurvy because vitamin C is
important for the healthy development of bones, teeth and blood vessels.
E300 may also act to reduce wrinkles by aiding to production of collagen
in the skin.
Examples of food/drink products that may include E300:
Tomatoes, strawberries, citrus fruits and cabbage.