Potassium Sorbate Granular is one of the popular food additives and ingredients in most countries, As a professional Potassium Sorbate supplier and manufacturer, Foodchem International Corporation has been supplying and exporting Potassium Sorbate Granular from China for almost 15 years, please be assured to buy Potassium Sorbate Granular at Foodchem. Any inquiries and problems please feel free to send emails to us via, we will reply you within 1 working day.

Potassium Sorbate Granular

  • Type
  • Brand Foodchem
  • E No. E202
  • CAS No. 24634-61-5
  • Qty in 20' FCL 13MT
  • Min. Order 1000KG
  • Packaging 25KG/CTN


Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of Sorbic Acid, chemical formula C6H7KO2. Its primary use is as a food preservative (E number 202). Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food, wine, and personal care products.

Potassium sorbate is produced by reacting sorbic acid with an equimolar portion of potassium hydroxide. The resulting potassium sorbate may be crystallized from aqueous ethanol.

Potassium sorbate is used to inhibit molds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese, wine, yogurt, dried meats, apple cider, soft drinks and fruit drinks, and baked goods. It can also be found in the ingredients list of many dried fruit products. In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mold and microbes and to increase shelf life, and is used in quantities at which there are no known adverse health effects, over short periods of time.

Potassium sorbate as a food preservative is an acidic preservative combined with an organic acid to improve the antiseptic reaction effect. It is prepared by using potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide and sorbic acid as raw materials.Sorbic acid (potassium) can effectively inhibit the activity of molds, yeasts and aerobic bacteria, thereby effectively extending the preservation time of the food and maintaining the flavor of the original food.

Cosmetic preservatives. It is an organic acid preservative. The amount added is generally 0.5%. Can be mixed with sorbic acid. Although potassium sorbate is easily soluble in water, it is convenient to use, but the pH value of the 1% aqueous solution is 7-8, which tends to increase the pH of the cosmetic, and should be taken care of when used.

Developed countries attach great importance to the development and production of sorbic acid and its salts. The United States, Western Europe, and Japan are countries and regions where food preservatives are concentrated.

①Eastntan is the only manufacturer of sorbic acid and its salts in the United States. After purchasing the sorbic acid production unit of Monsanto in 1991. Production capacity of 5,000 tons / year, accounting for 55% to 60% of the US market;

②Hoehst is the only manufacturer of sorbic acid in Germany and Western Europe, and the world's largest producer of sorbate. Its installation capacity is 7,000 tons / year, accounting for about 1/4 of the world's output;

③Japan is the world's largest producer of preservatives, with a total output of 10,000 to 14,000 tons per year. About 45% to 50% of the world's potassium sorbate production is mainly from Japan's Daicel, synthetic chemicals, alizarin and Ueno Pharmaceuticals. The four companies have an annual capacity of 5,000, 2,800, 2,400 and 2,400 tons.


Appearance White to off-white granular
Assay 99.0% – 101.0%
Loss on drying(105℃,3h) 1% Max
Heat Stability No change in colour after heating for 90 minutes at 105℃
Acidity (as C6H8O2) 1% Max
Alkalinity (as K2CO3) 1% Max
Chloride (as Cl) 0.018% Max
Aldehydes (as formaldehyde) 0.1% Max
Sulfate (as SO4) 0.038% Max
Lead (Pb) 5 mg/kg Max
Arsenic (As) 3 mg/kg Max
Mercury (Hg) 1 mg/kg Max
Heavy metals (as Pb) 10 mg/kg Max
Organic Volatile Impurities Meet the requirements
Residual solvents Meet the requirements



1, What kinds of certificates can you offer?

Foodchem is an ISO2008 9001 certified company, as for Potassium Sorbate Granular, we can offer HAPPC, KOSHER, HALAL Certificates, ect.

2, Is Foodchem a manufacturer or just a trading company?

Foodchem is both manufacturer and trading company, we are Potassium Sorbate Granular distributor, at the same time, we are manufacturer of other products.

3, What is the Min Order Quantity of Potassium Sorbate Granular?

Different products have different MOQ, for Potassium Sorbate Granular, the MOQ is 500kg.

4, What is the price of Potassium Sorbate Granular?

Foodchem is a famous supplier and manufacturer of Potassium Sorbate Granular in China, and has been corporate with many Potassium Sorbate Granular suppliers for several years, we can provide you with cost-effective Potassium Sorbate Granular.

5, How long shall we wait for your reply?

We can guarantee to reply your inquiries of Potassium Sorbate Granular in less than 24 hours in working days.

6, What kinds of transportation types can you provide?

Our main transportation methods include air transportation, land transportation and water transportation.

7, What kinds of payment terms can you accept?

The most commonly used payment terms are T/T, L/C, D/P, D/A, etc.

8, How long will I receive my good?

Foodchem has its own EDC warehouse in Shanghai, when your purchase order has been confirmed, inventory products will deliver within 1 week, other products delivery in 2 weeks.

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