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Preservative (INS 250)

Also Known As : Sodium nitrite


Taste Profile

It has slightly salty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Preservative (INS 250) is used in various meats, salami and sausages as a preservative.

Common names and forms

  1. Acidity Regulator (250)
  2. Nitrite (INS 250)
  3. Preservative (E250)
  4. Sodium Nitrite (INS 250)


Preservative (INS 250) is a yellowish white crystalline substance that is soluble in water. It is considered as a food additive to preserve food.

Selection Guide

Check for the expiry date on its packaging.


It is harmful in pregnancy as it can cause birth defects and cancer. High intake of it can cause some serious issues such as leukemia, pancreatic, bladder and thyroid cancer.(1)

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