E316 is an additive approved by the EU (European Union).
It is used as a synthetic antioxidant in food and drink products, especially
The common name for E316 is sodium erythorbate.
It may also be
known as gamma lactone sodium salt.
E316 is a synthetic isomer (compounds with the same
molecular formula, but a differing structural formula) of Vitamin C.
E316 has a much lower vitamin activity than E300.
E316 is also the sodium
E316 decreases the amount of nitrates that
are reduced to nitric acid, as well as reducing the amount of carcinogenic
Examples of food/drink products that may include E316:
Soft drinks, meat and poultry products.