Potassium sorbate can be used as a preservative to prevent the growth of fungi and mold in food. It is colorless, odorless, and inexpensive, so it is a very popular food additive. Uses of potassium sorbate include:
Food preservatives: Potassium sorbate is used in many commercial processed foods including canned fruits and vegetables, canned fish, dried meat and desserts. It is also commonly used in moldy dairy products such as cheese, yogurt and ice cream. In short, many foods rely on potassium sorbate and other preservatives for preservation and preservation.
Winemaking: Potassium sorbate is also often used to make wine to prevent it from losing its taste. Without preservatives, red wine will change its taste during fermentation. In addition, soft drinks, fruit juices and sodas are often used as preservatives.
Beauty products: In addition to food, potassium sorbate is also widely used in other industries. Many preservative-prone cosmetic products use this preservative to extend the shelf life. Many products such as shampoos, hair sprays and skin creams contain potassium sorbate.