Potassium sorbate

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid. It is approved in the EU as a food additive with the number E 202.

Potassium sorbate is used as a preservative for foods such as margarine, spreads, tartar sauce, ketchup, mayonnaise, soy sauce, jam, olives, dates, wine, syrup, iced tea, or juice spritzer, but it can affect their taste. It is also used to store cosmetic products, medicines and tobacco.

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