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Potassium sorbate

Potassium sorbate

  • Potassium sorbate is a chemical additive. It’s widely used as a preservative in foods, drinks, and personal care products. It is an odorless and tasteless salt synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide. 
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Potassium sorbate is a chemical additive. It’s widely used as a preservative in foods, drinks, and personal care products. It is an odorless and tasteless salt synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide. 

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid, chemical formula CH3CH=CH−CH=CH−CO2K. It is a white salt that is very soluble in water (58.2% at 20 °C). It is primarily used as a food preservative (E number 202). Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal-care products. While sorbic acid is naturally occurring in some berries, virtually all of the world's production of sorbic acid, from which potassium sorbate is derived, is manufactured synthetically.

Potassium sorbate application specifications
Name Potassium Sorbate
CAS No. 590-00-1
Chemical Formula C6H7KO2
Specification FCC IV
Packing In 25kg cartons
Functional use Preservative
Items Specifications
Appearance White granular
Assay 99.0 - 101.0%
Loss on drying 1.0% max
Heavy metals(as Pb) 0.001% max
Arsenic 0.0003% max
Acidity 1.0% max
Alkalinity 1.0% max

Potassium sorbate application
Potassium sorbate is used to inhibit molds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks and fruit drinks, and baked goods. 
It is used in the preparation of items such as hotcake syrup and milkshakes served by fast-food restaurants such as McDonald's It can also be found in the ingredients list of many dried fruit products. 
In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mold and microbes and to increase shelf life. It is used in quantities at which no adverse health effects are known, over short periods of time. Labeling of this preservative on ingredient statements reads as "potassium sorbate" or "E202". 
Also, it is used in many personal-care products to inhibit the development of microorganisms for shelf stability. Some manufacturers are using this preservative as a replacement for parabens. Tube feeding of potassium sorbate reduces the gastric burden of pathogenic bacteria.
Also known as "wine stabilizer", potassium sorbate produces sorbic acid when added to wine. It serves two purposes.
Patassium Sorbate

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