- It’s widely used as a preservative in foods, drinks, and personal care products.
- It is an odorless and tasteless salt synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide.
- Potassium sorbate prolongs the shelf life of foods by stopping the growth of mold, yeast, and fungi.
- Potassium Sorbate is a yeast inhibitor used to prevent further fermentation in wines with residual sugar.
- It doesn’t kill yeast, but prevents them from dividing to produce new yeast cells.