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Potassium Sorbate

Potassium sorbate is a key chemical additive in the processing of certain foods, beverages and even personal care products. With antimicrobial properties, it inhibits the growth of certain moulds, yeasts and bacteria.


Food Additives

A common preservative used in the manufacture of dairy products, baked goods, syrups, jams and canned meats and vegetables.

Beverage Ingredients

Commonly utilised in the production of soft drinks and juices.


Rigest: leading UK suppliers & distributors of potassium sorbate

As a colourless, crystalline salt in solid form, potassium sorbate is synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide. Odourless and tasteless, many products are processed using this chemical additive in order to prevent them being spoiled by microorganisms.

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Potassium sorbate: an effective, multi-application preservative

With mould and yeast-inhibiting properties, potassium sorbate is a very popular preservative in a range of products in order to maximise their shelf life. This commonly includes cheese, yoghurt, margarines, mayonnaise, sour cream, ice cream and dips that make use of dairy products.

As well as being water soluble, potassium sorbate doesn’t affect taste, appearance or scent. It is also commonly used in the production of baked goods, syrups, jams, soft drinks, juices and canned meats and vegetables.

Its ability to extend shelf life makes it a popular ingredient in the production of dietary supplements. As it does not leave an aftertaste, this additive is also commonly used as a preservative for dehydrated foods like jerky and dried fruit.

When producing wine, potassium sorbate can stop the yeast from continuing to ferment in the bottle. It’s uses even extend to personal care products — shampoos, contact lens solution, eye shadow and moisturisers!

Looking to buy potassium sorbate?

We’re Rigest, a leading UK leading potassium sorbate supplier. For over 25 years, we’ve been distributing ingredients for some of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers.

Potassium Sorbate is available in both granular and liquid form. With our own dedicated fleet, we’re delighted to offer our clients fast, reliable and secure UK-wide delivery — not just meeting, but exceeding expectations.

To partner with Rigest for your potassium sorbate needs, press the ‘Enquire now’ button below. Alternatively, drop a message to our team of experts, email or phone 01535 631 313.

In solid form, potassium sorbate holds a granular appearance, Liquid is colourless to pale yellow
Other Names:
E202, Sorbistat-K, Sorbistat potassium

Available in the following sizes.

25kg Bag

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

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