E211 - Sodium benzoate

E211 - Sodium benzoate

E211 - Sodium benzoate

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Product description:

Sodium benzoate (food additive E211) is a benzoic acid compound present in nature in a low concentration in products such as prunes, cranberry cinnamon, cloves, apples. In appearance, the additive E211 is a white powdery substance that is odorless or has a slight odor of benzaldehyde.

Food additive E211 has an overwhelming effect on the level of enzyme activity in microbial cells responsible for the breakdown of fats and starches, as well as the course of oxidation-reduction reactions. In addition, sodium benzoate can exert a strong inhibitory effect on yeast cultures and mold, including aflatoxin-forming. Due to its properties, the E211 additive is used in the food industry as a preservative.

The most common food supplement E211 is found in such products: mayonnaise, ketchup, margarine, jam, confectionery, canned fish and caviar, marmalade, fruit pastes, non-alcoholic beer and alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, meat products.

Due to its antibacterial properties, sodium benzoate has found application in pharmaceuticals and the production of cosmetic and hygiene products, such as shampoos, gels, toothpastes. It is also used in the aviation industry to protect galvanic coatings and aluminum parts. Used sodium benzoate and in fireworks, to obtain a sound effect.

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