Wanted cheap ascorbic acid (instead of Fruit Fresh) for a lot of peaches we're canning this weekend, looked at W@lm@rt pharmacy, all the Vitamin C tablets had added ingredients like aspartame, corn starch, and even rose hips! Pharmacist told me to look in natural foods store.
So where to find (fairly) pure ascorbic acid, which additives are OK (I personally don't want aspartame), and which must be avoided (corn starch?)?
So ended up buying Fruit Fresh after all, have to do up some peaches right now, anything that had a scratch or a bug bite is rotting 1 day after picking (so may just make peach butter with lots of lemon juice?). We're picking again the next non-rainy day, I'm hoping to get ones firm enough to slice/dice and can in syrup for DD's lunchbox, would like to maintain color if anyone has suggestions. Thanks