CAS Number: 24634-61-5

E-Number: E202

EC Number: ---

Mol. Formula: C6H7KO2

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Bag Option for Potassium Sorbate

Overview: What is Potassium Sorbate?

Potassium Sorbate is a salt of Sorbic Acid commonly used as a powerful preservative and mould inhibitor. Potassium Sorbate is a Cream coloured product that can be provided as a granule or a powder dependant on the customer's preference when sold to businesses. In terms of taste and odour, it is virtually tasteless and odourless.

The manufacturing process of Potassium Sorbate follows on from the production of Sorbic Acid. Sorbic acid is created either via para-sorbic berries or synthesized through a range of acids in solutions. From there, the Sorbic Acid reacts against potassium hydroxide. Finally, crystallization with ethanol occurs before being dried, purified and then milled to the granular or powder form to suit.

As a primary preservative, Potassium Sorbate is a common addition into baked goods, cheese production, wine and cider brewing and even in the manufacture of yoghurts and fruit preparations as a mould and yeast inhibitor. As a result, it helps extend fermentation periods in alcohol whilst extending the goods' shelf life. The same functions mean you can find this within cosmetics such as moisturizers, shampoos, lipsticks, soaps and beyond.

Potassium Sorbate at Kilo Ltd.

With Potassium Sorbate being such a key component in the shelf life extension of so many products, this ingredient's quality is massively important. Kilo aims to provide the best quality in its ingredients and additives, from A-Z. We have become one of the go-to sources for Potassium Sorbate in the UK.

We value supplying and proving ourselves as the industry's quality supply option. We are BRC Accredited, Kosher Certified, and SEDEX Approved for our supply of materials. We also make sure we work with suitably and similarly strict manufacturers worldwide to guarantee the best product at a truly competitive price.

We have supplied Potassium Sorbate and stocked this on site from day one. We have experience and have worked with customers throughout the UK to help with any questions from storage and beyond. We supply our expertise and provide answers direct from the manufacturer to give you peace of mind when purchasing from us.

So if you would like pricing on Potassium Sorbate, more information or anything else at all, please feel free to get in touch today by telephone on 01384 293 222. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the buttons on this page, or via our contact page.

Industry Applications

Foods | Baked Goods, Rehydrated Fruit, Yoghurts, Cheeses, Dried Meats
Beverages | Creams, Wine, Cider, Beer, Soft Drinks
Pharmaceutical | Topical Medications
Cosmetic | Lipstick, Moisturisers, Shampoo, Soaps


This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.