Potassium Sorbate

It is an excellent bacteriostatic agent and offers protection against molds and yeasts. It is mainly used in products with relatively low moisture content, food and feed products and to some extent in cosmetics and tobacco products. Potassium sorbate and Sorbic acid are together called sorbates.


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 General Information


It is found in ingredient labels of baked products, aloe vera products, processed cheeses & cheese products, salad dressings, bakery products, prepared salads, fermented vegetable products, dried fruits, fruit juices, margarine, fish products. Due to its action on yeast is known to have a major role in wine making. Potassium sorbate stock solutions of 10% to 20% have been known to be used for direct addition to beverages and pickled products and for spray and dip applications to cheese, dried fruits and smoked fish. Potassium sorbate is used particularly in foods that are stored at room temperature or that are precooked, such as canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish, dried meat, and desserts. The amount of potassium sorbate generally known to be added to processed food products is from 0.025% to 0.1%.


It can be used in a wide range of foods without breaking down and it has no taste or smell, making it a popular food additive. It is neutral in taste and odour and degrades fully. It has a relatively high storage stability.


Appearance: White powder or slightly yellow crystalline powder

Melting Point: 270⁰ C

Solubility: 58.5% soluble in water

CAS No: 590-00-1

Chemical Formula: CH3CH=CHCH=CHCOOK