Minimum Order Quantity: 25 Kilogram
|Pack Size:||25 Kilogram|
|Pack Type:||PP/HDPE Bags with Inner Lining|
|Usage:||Technical/ Industrial Grade|
|Shelf Life:||5 Years|
|Storage Temperature:||25 degree|
Sodium benzoate is a substance which has the chemical formula C6H5COONa. It is a widely used food preservative. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water. It can be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid.
Sodium benzoate occurs naturally, along with benzoic acid and its esters, in many foods. Fruits and vegetables can be rich sources, particularly berries such as cranberry and bilberry. Other sources include seafood, such as prawns, and dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt.
Sodium benzoate is a preservative, with the E number E211. It is most widely used in acidic foods such as salad dressings (i.e. acetic acid in vinegar), carbonated drinks (carbonic acid), jams and fruit juices (citric acid), pickles (acetic acid), condiments, and frogurt toppings. It is also used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics. Under these conditions, it is converted into benzoic acid (E210), which is bacteriostatic and fungistatic. Benzoic acid is generally not used directly due to its poor water solubility.