Place of Origin: China
Sorbic acid, or 2,4-hexadienoic acid, is a natural organic compound used as a food preservative. It is a colourless solid that is slightly soluble in water and sublimes readily. Sorbic acid was first isolated from the unripe berries of the rowan tree (Sorbus aucuparia), hence its name.
Sorbic acid can effectively restrain the mold, yeast and oxygen activity of bacteria, also prevent botox, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella and other harmful microorganism growth and reproduction, but for anaerobic bacillus bacteria and lactobacillus acidophilus beneficial microbes such as null and void, almost against the effect of development was stronger than the sterilization effect, so as to effectively prolong food to save time, and keep the original flavor of food.