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Food-Grade Potassium Sorbate

Potassium sorbate is the leading food additive generally used for the prevention of food spoilage from bacteria, mold, and yeast. It is freely soluble in water, making it ideal for preserving aqueous systems. As food grade potassium sorbate manufacturers and suppliers, we are dedicated to ensuring the quality of material we are making. It is considered safe for consumption and usage by “The food and drug administration and the center for science in the public interest. The usage is often in small amounts in eatables which makes it a perfect product-less usage, more benefits.

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Why to use potassium sorbate:

  • Potassium sorbate is widely used in a number of foods as a preservative in beverages (fruit juices, wine and cider), cheese, baked goods, mayonnaise based products, nuts, olives, syrups, jellies and jams.
  • It is used as a bacteriostatic and preservative in meat, products based on fish and eggs, cooked shrimps, sausage casings and flavored dairy products.
  • As a preservative, it is also used for dehydrated foods like jerky and dried fruit, as it does not leave an after taste.
  • One of its properties is that it is used as an anti-microbial agent that can stop the growth and spread of harmful bacteria, mold and yeast.
  • Its activity increases as pH of the product decreases due to the formation of undissociated acid.
  • It increases the shelf life of foods, so many dietary supplements also include it.
  • It is commonly used in as wine stabilizer and is added to a finished wine before bottling to reduce the possibility of re-fermentation by yeast as it is a yeast growth inhibitor; it will not stop a fermentation that is in progress but it will stop a fermentation from re-starting.

Features of Potassium Sorbate

  • Colour: White or Yellowish .
  • Form: Crystalline powder or granules
  • Solubility: Freely soluble in water and ethanol.
  • Nature: Low fat and gluten free

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