Chemical Formula :
General description :
Sodium benzoate is widely used as food preservative. While it is safe in small doses, having large amounts of sodium benzoate can be fatal. It is also known as sodium salt of benzoic acid. When water is added to salt of benzoic acid, we get sodium benzoate. Sodium benzoate occurs naturally too, especially in fruits like cranberries, blueberries and foods like seafood and dairy products.
Application & Usage:
- To control bacteria, yeast and other microbes in acidic foods.
- As a preservative in medicines and cosmetics.