Sorbic acid is a compound that occurs naturally as a result of fermentation or in wild berries. It is commonly used as a food preservative as it is extremely effective at preventing the growth of fungi, mold and yeast. By using sorbic acid as a preservative, foodstuffs will last longer and can be shipped around the world without spoiling.
Sorbic acid is commonly used for the preservation of foods including wines, cheeses, fresh goods, meat, shellfish and baked goods.
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