Potassium sorbate is potassium salt of Sorbic acid. It is white salt and is very soluble in water. It has antimicrobial activity and commonly used as preservative in food and drinks to prevent the growth of Mold, Yeast and Fungi. It lowers the pH of the food preventing microbial growth.
â¢ Used as food preservative, it prevents the microbial growth in many foods such as wine, cheese, yogurt, soft drinks, fruit drinks and baked goods.
â¢ It is also known as wine stabilizer
â¢ It is used to prevent refermentation during wine manufacturing