Potassium sorbate is a chemical additive. It is used as a preservative in foods, drinks, and personal care products. It is an odorless and tasteless salt and synthetically produced from sorbic acid and potassium hydroxide. It is a white salt and soluble in water. It is primarily used as a food preservative. Potassium sorbate is effective in food, wine and personal-care products.
Potassium sorbate is used an antimicrobial and preservative in personal care.
It is used as an anti-microbial agent that can stop the growth and spread of harmful bacteria, mold and yeast.
Its activity increases as pH of the product decreases due to the formation of undissociated acid.
It increases the shelf life of foods, so many dietary supplements.