Caption: Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) crystals. Ascorbic acid is an organic acid found in citrus fruits and an antioxidant also known as vitamin C. Primates (including humans) and a few other species, such as the guinea pig, cannot synthesize vitamin C from glucose, resulting in the deficiency called scurvy. Ascorbic acid is a natural preservative.
Magnification*: x40
Type: LM
Copyright 1985 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
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