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Ascorbic acid | for sausages and charcuterie


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Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is an antioxidant. It ensures that the red-coloring effect of nitrite is enhanced.

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What is ascorbic acid?

Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, is an antioxidant.

What do you use ascorbic acid for?

Ascorbic acid ensures that the red-coloring effect of nitrite in meat is enhanced. This works very quickly in cooked sausages and somewhat slower in dried sausages. It also counteracts the rancidity of fat and the (slightly) carcinogenic nitrosamine formation of nitrite and nitrate is prevented.


  • Also known as E300
  • Content 50 grams, enough for up to 100 kilos of sausages
  • Now in handy small resealable packaging
  • Can also be used as an additive in processed meats or pâtés
  • Allergens: none


  • Dosage: 0.5-1 gram per kilogram of meat (0.05-0.1 %%).


Ascorbic acid and nitrite reaction in water. This gives a chlorine-like odor and the effect of both is reduced. Do not combine nitrite salt / salvianda with ascorbic acid in one go, but add one after the other in the mix. Then you will be fine. Compare it to how you ad yeast and salt one afther the other when making bread.

Buying ascorbic acid for sausages?

Order your ascorbic acid for sausages at startercultures.eu, the European webshop for all your fermentation needs’. By Meneer Wateetons, renowned Dutch fermentation expert and author. Order on weekdays before  3 pm and we’ll ship the same day.  Questions on the usage? Ask them in our chat, we’re here to help!

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