Potassium Sorbate

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Our Potassium Sorbate is granular type especially formulated for UK food & beverage manufacturers.

Packed in 25kg bags

Potassium sorbate is used to inhibit moulds and Potassium sorbate can be found in yeasts and in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yoghurt, dried meats, and baked goods. Potassium Sorbate can also be found in the ingredients list of many products. In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mould and microbes and to increase shelf life and is used in such tiny quantities that there are no known adverse health effects. Labelling of this preservative reads as "potassium sorbate" on the ingredient statement. 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.

Also known affectionately as "wine stabilizer", potassium sorbate produces sorbic acid when added to wines. It serves two purposes. When active fermentation has ceased and the wine is racked for the final time after clearing, potassium sorbate will render any surviving yeast incapable of multiplying. Yeast living at that moment can continue fermenting any residual sugar into CO2 and alcohol but when they die no new yeast will be present to cause future fermentation. When a wine is sweetened before bottling, potassium sorbate is used to prevent refermentation when used in conjunction with potassium metabisulfite. In short, Potassium sorbate has lots of uses. Potassium sorbate is supplied in 25kg containers.

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