Potassium Sorbate E202 FAQ

Potassium sorbate alternative

Some customers are wondering if there was an alternative to using potassium sorbate? The alternative such as TBHQ, BHA, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Nisin, Natamycin, Epsilon Poly L Lysine and so on.


Calcium sorbate preservative

Calcium sorbate E200 is another form of sorbates. It is used mainly in dairy products. The use in food in less compared with potassium sorbate.

How does Potassium sorbate E202 work as a preservative

Potassium sorbate is an acidic preservative, which has high antibacterial properties and can inhibit the growth and reproduction of molds. It mainly inhibits the microorganisms growth and work as a preservative by inhibiting the dehydrogenase system in microorganisms. It can inhibite bacteria, mold and yeast.

Is potassium sorbate E202 vegan?

Yes, it is vegan.

Is potassium sorbate E202 a sulfite?

No, it is not a sulfite, it is a sorbate.

Sorbic Acid E200 vs Potassium sorbate E202

Sorbic acid is not soluble in water, it is not commonly used as it must first be dissolved in ethanol or potassium hydrogen sulfate. That’s one reason Potassium sorbate E202 used widely than Sorbic Acid E200.

Sorbic acid E200 and Potassium sorbate solubility in water comparision