Sodium Benzoate is a preservative that is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. It is soluble in water and works against yeast and bacteria. It is commonly used acidic foods such as jams, relishes, beverages, and fruit juices.
It is used mainly as a food preservative but can be found in other products such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Sodium benzoate is a common ingredient in carbonated sodas, vinegar and fruit juices. It is also used to help preserve salad dressings.
Sodium benzoate naturally occurs in low levels in fruits such as apples, plums, berries and cranberries. It also naturally occurs in and some spices such as cloves and cinnamon. Soft drinks are the number one source of sodium benzoate in the diet.
Definition: Sodium benzoate has the chemical formula NaC6H5CO2; with E number E211. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water.
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