Ascorbic Acid is the scientific name for Vitamin C. It is used as an antioxidant to prevent fruits and vegetables from browning. Mix three grams with one gallon of water for use.
Ascorbic Acid helps to keep the green color in foods such as herbs and pureed vegetables that you add to your recipes. Add it to your soups sauces dips and other foods with green ingredients and they will have brighter green color.
It is also a helpful ingredient in artisan breads because it helps create an acidic environment for the yeast and acts as a preservative which deters mold and bacterial growth.
Many people believe that ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) has many health benefits as well. Vitamin C is believed to boost the immune system help prevent the common cold act as an antioxidant that protects our bodies from free radicals and lower blood pressure.