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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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).
Tenders are invited for supply of potassium sorbate
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.
Potassium sorbate, which is extracted from the berries of mountain ash, is used as a preservative.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the implications of the substitution of formaldehyde by the anti-contaminants sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate and 2-phenylphenol in the artificial diet of D.
John's wort herb, licorice root, root Hedysarum tea, rose hips, grass meadow geranium, chaga mushroom, sugar syrup, citric acid (acidifier), potassium sorbate (preservative), and sodium benzoate (preservative) [19,20,21].
When incorporated with antimicrobial agents, such as potassium sorbate (PtSb) and other functional substances, these coatings can be applied to fresh fruits in order to control mold growth and improve the quality of the product.
Li, Potassium Sorbate as an Efficient and Green Catalyst for Knoevenagel Condensation, Ultrason.
Many syrups consist of sugar, water, natural flavors, a preservative such as potassium sorbate (E202) and citric acid (E330).
Avoid other common packaged fruit additives, including the preservatives potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, and artificial colors, such as red #3 for cherries and yellow #6 in peaches.
The finding of this study of the application of potassium sorbate was successful as the reduced growth in the treatment sample was observed.