Sodium Benzoate is a very effective preservation used in all kinds of foods, beverages, and cosmetics applications as well. It is utilized in a wide range of preservative applications due to its antimicrobial action combined with its low toxicity and low taste.
From carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, to snow cones and shaved ices, fruit juices, syrups, olives, pickles and other condiments sodium benzoate is used in a number of products we consume every day.
Sodium benzoate is listed as "GRAS" or GENERALLY REGARDED AS SAFE by the U.S. FDA when used as an antimicrobial agent or as a flavoring agent and adjunct in levels not to exceed good manufacturing practice (GMP), currently limited to 0.1% Maximum in food. Sodium benzoate works best in acidic environments.
Sodium Benzoate is primarily used as a preservative in the food and beverage industries. It also is used as a preservative in cosmetic products and as a corrosion inhibitor in automotive and other antifreeze products. Also used in foods like salad dressing, pickles, fruit juices, and carbonated drinks, flavors for sno-cones and shaved ice.
Since it is most effective at low pH Sodium Benzoate is often used in conjunction with our Fine Citric Acid
Citric Acid to reduce the pH. Sodium Benzoate is most effective in a low pH environment, at a pH of 6 and under. Sodium Benzoate is often combined with Potassium Sorbate
in low pH products to provide a more effective and synergistic preservative effect against yeast and mold.
Conforms to FCC Food Grade / E211 / EP Grade specification requirements.
Often used in conjunction with Fine Citric Acid
to reduce the pH since Sodium Benzoate is only effective at a pH of 6 or under.
Our Sodium Benzoate is an easy to use extruded pellet form.
Easily dissolves in water, forming a transparent, colorless solution.
No dusty powder.
Sodium benzoate is a hygroscopic material. The container MUST be kept closed when not in use.
We sell all sizes of sodium benzoate from 8 ounces to bags to pallets