Vitamine C = ascorbic acid
vegetable: fresh fruits or vegetables such as - lemons, kiwis, oranges, cabbage, tomatoes, ...
plays the role of reducer by gradually getting oxidised to dehydroascorbic acid: then to dicetogulonic acid:
adult: 60-100 mg / d depending on effort
Lack of fresh fruits or vegetables provokes . scurvy that manifests itself by: - hemorrhages - gum swelling - absence of cicatrisation . Barlow's disease of infants that manifests itself by - thigh hematomas - muscular atony - fever - diarrhea