Reaction of nitrite with ascorbic acid and its significant role in nitrite-cured food.

The decrease in concentration of free nitrite in an aqueous reaction solution made by mixing nitrite and ascorbic acid was studied. This decrease resulted information of a reaction product which transferred NO to ferricytochrome c to form ferrocytochrome c nitroso compound. From the solution containing the reaction product, nitrite could be regenerated… CONTINUE READING