Sodium Sorbate

What is Sodium Sorbate?

Sodium sorbate is the sodium salt of sorbic acid. [1]

How is Sodium Sorbate Used in Foods?

Sodium Sorbate is used as a food additive with the E-number E201.

Sodium Sorbate Trivia

Unlike other sorbic acid salts such as potassium sorbate (E202) and calcium sorbate (E203), the use of sodium sorbate as a food additive is not allowed in the EU due to potential genotoxic effects.[1]