Potassium Sorbate E202 Use & Application

What is Potassium sorbate E202 used for

Potassium sorbate E202 is slightly acidic property prohibits the growth of microbes such as bacteria, fungi, mold, and prolongs the shelf life of foods and cosmetics. Common uses include:


As a wine preservative. Potassium sorbate is commonly added to wine during the fermentation process to prevent it from spoiling, for retaining the flavor of the wine, and to protect it from yeast and mold growth.

As a preservative in personal care and cosmetic products. Shampoos, conditioners, liquid foundations, and liquid concealers often contain potassium sorbate to help preserve the products from breaking down.

As a food preservative. Potassium sorbate is used to prevent mold, bacteria and fungi growth in cheese, fruit, baked goods, dried meat products, soft drinks & fruit drinks and jellies. It is found mostly in food products that are stored at room temperature. In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mold and microbes and to increase shelf life.

How to use Potassium sorbate E202 in food production

Dilute Potassium sorbate E202 before put in the production tank or put it to the tank.

Potassium sorbate E202 is used widely in soft drinks & fruit drinks as a preservative, we’ll not introduce the use in this fields, here we’ll introduce the use in wine, cake and baking food.