Vitamin C is the simplest of the vitamins chemically, and as a result, it was one of the first to be extracted, described, purified, and its structure determined. Industrially, more vitamin C is produced than any other vitamin, or indeed all other vitamins combined.
Vitamin C is said to have almost magical properties, so understanding the chemistry and biochemistry of this mysterious compound is important. This has uncovered a rich vein of chemistry involving L-ascorbic acid as a redox partner as well as a complexion enhancer. Indeed, transition metal ions, especially copper (II), catalyze the reaction of L-ascorbic acid with oxygen and other oxidizing agents, so solutions are often stabilized by the addition of EDTA, which complexes the metal ions and stops the catalysis.
It is one of the few pure chemical compounds that humans take in gram amounts on a regular basis (a possible challenger is sugar). Even in these large doses, it appears to have no negative effects, and it is a pleasant medication to consume, particularly in the form of fruit or vegetables.
For hundreds of years, its position (as a component of fruits and vegetables) in the cure and prevention of scurvy was hotly debated. Because of its properties that help prolong shelf life, ascorbic acid is commonly used in baking. High-profile industrial bakers like Hovis and Kings Mill both use ascorbic acid in the majority of their loaves.
In an industrial bakery, using ascorbic acid will result in higher benefit yields, shorter processing times, and higher customer satisfaction, as well as a longer shelf life and a lower number of damaged loaves during transportation. Because of the demand from the pharmaceutical industry, the global ascorbic acid market is expected to develop moderately over the forecast period. The bulk of processed ascorbic acid is used as an antioxidant. Pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, personal care, and other businesses use ascorbic acid extensively. The pharmaceutical industry consumes the most ascorbic acid. Vitamin C aids in the recycling of vitamin E.
In the near future, the Asia Pacific vitamin ingredients market will benefit from the presence of a large distribution network of companies in this area. In terms of volume, analysts expect that this regional market will develop at a CAGR of 5.40 percent from 2017 to 2025. Entrepreneurs who invest in this project will be successful.
Few Indian Major Players
· Dishman Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Ltd.
· Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
· Gulshan Polyols Ltd.
· Kasyap Sweetners Ltd.
· M S Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
· Pfizer Healthcare India Pvt. Ltd.
· Pfizer Ltd.
· Procter & Gamble Health Ltd.
· Unicorn Organics Ltd.