potassium sorbate

noun

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

Examples of potassium sorbate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Celanese said its food business is a leading producer of acesulfame potassium sweetener known as Ace-K, as well as sorbic acid and potassium sorbate preservatives. Paul O'Donnell, Dallas News, 23 June 2023 At issue is the labeling of canisters of grated Parmesan cheese that also contain cellulose to prevent caking or potassium sorbate to prevent mold. Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz, chicagotribune.com, 28 Dec. 2020 While the risk-reward relationship of parabens is still largely unclear, more and more brands are cutting them from their products and replacing them with alternatives like sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Oct. 2022 Many producers add crafty ingredients like potassium sorbate, cheese cultures and cellulose, which is essentially wood pulp. Rebecca Ann Hughes, Forbes, 2 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of potassium sorbate was in 1960

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“Potassium sorbate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potassium%20sorbate. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

potassium sorbate

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