— Ascorbic acid can either be a natural extract or synthetic product.
An example of natural ascorbic acid is acerola fruit powder, the dried juice of the Acerola cherry, with 17-19% pure ascorbic acid.
Oxidizing agents primarily affect sulfur-containing amino acids, ultimately helping to form disulfide bridges between the gluten molecules.
The addition of these agents to flour will create a stronger dough.
Over-dosage of ascorbic acid could soften the dough.