Potassium sorbate is a safe and widely used chemical additive. It is mainly used as a preservative in foods, drinks, and personal care products. It is odorless and tasteless. It is established as safe and has been researched for over 50 years.
Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid (CH3CH=CH−CH=CH−CO2K). It is a white salt, very soluble in water and is primarily used as a food preservative.It is effective as a preservative in applications including food, wine, and personal-care products. As a preservative, it inhibits molds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, rehydrated fruits, soft drinks and fruit drinks, and baked goods.
Food, Cosmetics, Nutrition