sorbic acid


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sorbic acid

 [sor´bik]
an agent that inhibits growth of yeasts and molds and is used as an antimicrobial preservative.

sor·bic ac·id

(sōr'bik as'id),
A preservative obtained from berries of the rowan/mountain ash, Sorbus aucuparia (family Rosaceae), or prepared synthetically; it inhibits growth of yeast and mold and is nearly nontoxic to humans.

sorbic acid

(sôr′bĭk)
n.
A white crystalline solid, C6H8O2, first obtained from berries of the rowan and now prepared synthetically, used as a food preservative and fungicide.
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Oliveira, "Optimisation of extraction procedures for analysis of benzoic and sorbic acids in foodstuffs," Food Chemistry, vol.
Synthetic diet ingredients consisted of: agar 25 g, deionized water 750 mL, casein 44 g, ground chickpea seeds 93.5 g, Wesson's salts 12.5 g, cholesterol 1.25 g, yeast (dried, brewer's) 19 g, methyl-p-hydroxybenzoate 1.25 g, sugar 39 g, sorbic acid 2 g, deionized water 400 mL, 4 M KOH 6.25 mL, corn oil 2.50 mL, linseed oil 2.50 mL, formaldehyde (10%) 5.50 mL, sinigrin (1%) 3.53 mL, antibiotic and vitamin mixture 7.50 g [made up from a mixture of chloramphenicol (2 g), streptomycin (4 g), tetracycline (36 g), ascorbic acid (80 g), Evion (vitamin E; 0.2 g; Merck Co.), vitamin mixture (2 g; Roche Co.), choline chloride (1.25 g)].
Graft copolymerization of sorbic acid onto polypropylene (PP) film was carried out using full factorial design.
Preliminary studies on the effect of feeding sorbic acid upon the growth, reproduction and cellular metabolism of albino rats.
Sorbic acid ([C.sub.5][H.sub.5]COOH) is employed as a food preservative, usually in the form of calcium, sodium, or potassium salt [7, 8].
In Brazil, ttMA use is recommended by the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MLE, 2001) despite its relatively low specificity to benzene exposure; its values can be influenced by other factors such as diet (sorbic acid, a common antimycotic food additive, is partially metabolized into ttMA) (Negri et al., 2005; Carrieri et al., 2006), tobacco smoke (Melikian et al., 1993; Paula et al., 2003; Fustinoni et al., 2005; Menezes et al., 2008) and toluene co-exposure (Inoue et al., 1989).
26 April 2010 - Leading Chinese sorbic acid and potassium sorbate producer Sorbic International has started construction work on new production lines at its Mongolian plant located in Ulanqab city.
INGREDIENTS: Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour [Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Reduced Iron, Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate (vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid], Water, Whole Wheat Flour, Modified Food Starch, Farina, Wheat Gluten, Polydextrose, Honey, Yeast, Sugar, Salt, Preservatives (Calcium Propionate, Sorbic Acid), Soybean Oil, Malt, Monoglycerides, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Acesulfame Potassium, Sucralose, Whey, Soy Flour, Nonfat Milk.
So, is the commercial preparation used by this company the lactose-diluted one that contains BHT, BHA, sorbic acid, and sodium benzoate--the same vitamin D preparation that is used by many other companies?
If so, this book supplies information about such ingredients as cellulose gum, sorbic acid, and polysorbate 60--bon appetit!
The second volume includes chapters on meat products, microencapsulation, microwave technology, milk and milk products, mineral nutrients, monosodium glutamate (MSG), nutraceuticals, nuts, food packaging, sorbic acid, soybeans and other oilseeds, spices, starch, succinic acid and succinic anhydride, sugar, sugar alcohols, sweeteners, syrups, tea, vanillin, vinegar, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamins, waxes, wheat and other cereal grains, wine, and yeast.
Pasteurized processed cheese in the form of slices in consumer-sized packages may also contain mold-inhibiting ingredients (e.g., sorbic acid, potassium sorbate, sodium sorbate, propionate, calcium propionate) (Cheese and Related Cheese Products, 21 CFR [section] 133, 2006).