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General description :
Sorbic acid, or 2,4-hexadienoic acid, is a natural organic compound used as a food preservative. It is a colourless solid that is slightly soluble in water and sublimes readily. It was first isolated from the unripe berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia),
Application & Usage:
- Antimicrobial agent in food and drinks.
- It restrain effectively the activity of mould, yeast and aerophile bacteria, thus increasing shelf life of products.
- It is used in wines to prevent secondary fermentation of residual sugar