CAS Number: 50-81-7

E-Number: E300

EC Number: 200-066-2

Mol. Formula: C6H8O6

Pack Sizes


5 and 25 Kilo Bag Option for Ascorbic Acid

Overview: What is Ascorbic Acid?

Ascorbic Acid (also known as artificial vitamin C) is a top-rated product within the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics ingredients industries as a vitamin supplement, antioxidant and preservation agent.

Ascorbic Acid is manufactured in two ways. The first is the Reichstein Process, which in short is a single pre-fermentation onto a chemical route to finalise and condense the end product. The Second, and more commonly used method is known as the Fermentation Process. This was created in China during the 1960's which uses additional fermentation to replace a section of the chemical stages later on in the production process. Both methods use Sorbitol as a starting material, providing a 60% yield of Vitamin C from the glucose feed supplied. Approximately 95% of all Ascorbic Acid is manufactured within China, grossing a revenue of $880m in 2017 alone.

Vitamin C is a powerful preservative in meat, improver in baked goods, shelf life extender in drinks and a supplement, making it an essential option for many businesses. It is usually sold as a colourless to white concrete, with minimal taste or odour. Its most common solid form is as a powder for its more comfortable use in blends and solutions alike.

With vital applications such as these, quality Ascorbic Acid helps provide value for money to your products. Here at Kilo, we supply top manufacturers throughout the UK with stocks that are both quality and value for money.

Ascorbic Acid at Kilo Ltd.

Kilo supply high-quality Ascorbic Acid for countless applications within the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries throughout the UK and Ireland. With our own substantial, BRC Accredited site; we hold ample stocks to supply the customer with flexibility and speed, direct to your door. Our experience and expertise make us a perfect UK supplier option for your Ascorbic needs.

As a specialist in the Ascorbic Acid market, Kilo supplies only top-quality Ascorbic Acid, and all at a competitive price. We aim to maintain our position among the market leaders and provide the UK with the best available for their needs. All of our manufacturing sources are BRC, SQF or FSSC accredited and stored ready to deliver directly to your door.

So whether you need a quotation, further information, or anything else, feel free to get in touch today and discover why businesses rely on us to supply them throughout the UK. Feel free to call 01384 293 222 or use any of the buttons on this page for more information.

Industry Applications

Foods | Cereals, Sauces, Snacks, Meats, Fruits
Beverages | Fruit Juices, Alcoholic Beverages, Carbonated Drinks
Sports Nutrition | Isotonic Drinks, Multivitamins, Sports Powders, Recovery Mixes
Pharmaceutical | Clinical Treatments, Food Supplements, Medicines
Cosmetics | Shampoos, Toners, Moisturisers, Shaving Creams


This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.