potassium sorbate

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po·tas·si·um sor·bate

a mold and yeast inhibitor, used as a preservative.
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According to Moreira, Hebeatol CG, Hebeatol BA and Hebeatol PS VG were developed after "exhaustive" studies to determine the best synergistic combination between the xylitol esters and caprylyl glycol, benzyl alcohol or potassium sorbate, respectively.
Jimmy blends his eggs with sausage (pork plus water, potassium lactate, caramel color, sodium phosphate and diacetate, beef fat, and a touch of MSG in the "seasoning") and "pasteurized process colored cheddar cheese" (cheese, water, cream, sodium phosphate, salt, vegetable color, powdered cellulose, and the preservatives sorbic acid, potassium sorbate, and natamycin).
Many mead-makers use potassium sorbate to make sure the mead stops fermenting at the appropriate sweetness level, but others (such as myself) prefer a more natural approach.
Double chocolate cake (Bauducco), for instance, contained three preservatives (sorbic acid, calcium proprionate, and potassium sorbate), four emulsifiers (lecithin, mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, polyglycerol polyricinoleates and glyceryl monostearate), four raising agents (sodium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate and calcium carbonate), gelling agent (pectin), humectants (glycerin and sorbitol), acid (citric acid) and flavor.
The packaging film prevents premature confinement odor in barrier packaging using potassium sorbate to complement existing oxygen barrier technology.
McDonald's said it's removing artificial preservatives including potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate and calcium disodium EDTA without "sacrificing that signature taste." But one thing that isn't changing?
Paw Paw is made from all-natural ingredients, which are beneficial for the skin like extracts from the carica papaya fruit, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, aloe vera leaf juice, medicinal grade petrolatum, and potassium sorbate. The concentration of the product is thick, so you only need to apply a little.
These adjustments included the elimination of acetic acid from the brine formulation, addition of 6 mM potassium sorbate, and introduction of a minimal air-purging routine [3].
Citric acid (E330) also increases the acidity of the food product thus increasing the effectiveness of sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate since a greater proportion of the acids is in undissociated form [14].
Marzipan comes as a dough-like compound made from (depending on the brand) a mixture of almonds, sugar, water, bitter almond oil (synthetic), and potassium sorbate (a preservative).
"If you go for the ones which have not got that much sugar in them they've then got aspartame, they've got potassium sorbate in..."