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Ascorbic acid provide a wide range of industrial applications. The uses of ascorbic acid or vitamin C depend on its chemical properties as an antioxidant or on its health-related properties. About one-third of total production is used for vitamin preparations in the pharmaceutical industry (vitamin C). The rest is mainly applied as an additive to food and feed to enhance product quality and stability (ascorbic acid). This means that ascorbic acid added to foodstuffs during processing or before packing protects color, aroma and nutrient content. This use of ascorbic acid does not depend on its vitamin action.