potassium sorbate


Definition of potassium sorbate

: a potassium salt C6H7KO2 of sorbic acid used especially as a food preservative

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Recent Examples on the Web The honey packets also contain potassium sorbate, an artificial preservative. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "What's in Starbucks' Medicine Ball Drink, and Can It Really Fight a Cold?," 6 Dec. 2019 The McCafe Pumpkin Spice flavored syrup contains: fructose, water, nonfat dry milk, propylene glycol, and 2% or less caramel color, natural flavor, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, salt, sucralose, and extracts of annatto. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "What to Know About Pumpkin Spice Lattes, From a Nutritionist Who Loves Them," 13 Aug. 2019 Malic acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate, sodium citrate. Robin Abcarian, latimes.com, "A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of potassium sorbate

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Potassium sorbate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20sorbate. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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Medical Definition of potassium sorbate

: a potassium salt C6H7KO2 of sorbic acid used especially as a food preservative

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