Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of Sorbic acid. It is a white salt that is very soluble in water and primarily used as a food preservative. Potassium sorbate is effective in inhibiting mold and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks, fruit drinks and baked goods, especially those foods that are meant to be eaten at room temperature. Potassium sorbate helps ward off particles (mold & fungus) that can cause foods to spoil or make people sick. Winemakers use potassium sorbate in the winemaking as part of the fermentation process so that the wine can develop without yeast that would alter the flavor by devouring the sugar content of the berries. Many waxed wrappings or coatings on foods will also contain potassium sorbate as a way to increase preservative levels without altering the recipe of the food.
Packaging: 50 lb. cartons; 25 kg cartons