Potassium Benzoate is also referred to as potassium Salt, is an effective acidulant and preservative.
It is widely used in the food and beverage industry especially in beverages like food, diet drinks, and sparkling drinks.
Potassium Benzoate is also used to pickle food. It can be reduce a food’s sodium content and help to prevent microbial growth. It naturally occurs in cranberries and is a flavoring agent.
It is also used in other applications like in personal care formulations to protect the products.
When using preservatives, especially for food and personal care use, research your particular use / application. The use of preservatives may be governed by federal laws and statutes you may need to consult an expert.
* Potassium salts like potassium benzoate absorb moisture easily. They typically become very hard. Buy only what you need as the product even when stored in a tight container over time may become very hard to use.