What are potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate listed in the "ingredients" of Calorad®?
Potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate are both extracts from blueberries. Potassium sorbate is the
lactone acid from blueberries and acts as a natural preservative in Calorad®. Sodium Benzoate is bacteriostatic and fungistatic under acidic conditions. it is used most prevalently in acidic foods such as salad dressings, vinegar, carbonated soft drinks, jams and fruit juices, pickles, soy sause, and mustard. Sodium Benzoate occurs naturally in cranberries, prunes, greengage plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples. Concentration of Sodium Benzoate as a preservative is limited by the FDA to 0.1% by weight, although it is interesting to note that organically-grown cranberries and prunes can naturally contain levels exceeding this limit. Both potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate are used used widely in foods and pharmaceuticals and is generally recognized as a safe food additive and preservative.
The presence of these products insures a long shelf-life for your bottle of Calorad®.
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