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Sodium Benzoate
Sodium Benzoate


Product Code: SDMB-CH

4 oz Net Wt [$2.07]
8 oz Net Wt [$3.96]
16 oz Net Wt - 1 lb [$7.56]
32 oz Net Wt - 2 lbs [$13.68]
80 oz Net Wt - 5 lbs [$30.60]
1587.2 oz Net Wt (99.2 lbs) [$485.68]

Description Ingredients & Technical Information Formulation and Usage Information
Sodium benzoate has the chemical formula NaC7H5O2; it is a widely used food preservative, with E number E211. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water. It can be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid. Benzoic acid occurs naturally at low levels in cranberries, prunes, greengage plums, cinnamon, ripe cloves, and apples. It is bacteriostatic and fungistatic under acidic conditions. It is most widely used in acidic foods such as salad dressings (vinegar), carbonated drinks (carbonic acid), jams and fruit juices (citric acid), pickles (vinegar), and condiments.

It is also used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics. Concentration as a food preservative is limited by the FDA in the U.S. to 0.1% by weight.

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