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Potassium Sorbate (E202)

Also Known As : Sorbistat K


Taste Profile

It is tasteless.

Usage Tips

  1. Potassium Sorbate (E202) is used as a preservative in many food items such as apple cider, cheese, baked goods, canned fruit and vegetables, ice creams, pickles and drinks.
  2. It can be used in the form of food preservative to prevent food spoilage from fungi and bacteria.

Common names and forms

  1. Class II Preservative (E202)
  2. E202
  3. Emulsifier E-202
  4. Permitted Class II Preservative (E202)
  5. Permitted Preservatives INS 202
  6. Pot Sorbate (E202)
  7. Potassium Sorbate
  8. Preservative (INS 202)
  9. Preservative (Potassium Sorbate)
  10. Preservative Agent: E202
  11. Preservative E202
  12. Preservative-202
  13. Preservative: Potassium Sorbate E202


Potassium sorbate is an odourless and tasteless salt that is used as a preservative in food products. It increases the shelf life of foods by stopping the growth of mold, yeast and fungi.

Selection Guide

Check for the "Use-by" date on the packaging of Potassium Sorbate (E202).


Excessive consumption of Potassium Sorbate (E202) can cause allergic reactions like itching in the throat, eyes, skin and mouth. It may also cause migraine accompanied by nausea and vomiting. High amount of potassium in the blood may also cause hyperkalemia.(1)

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