Sodium Benzoate IP/Technical
Sodium benzoate is mainly used for preserving
fruits, jams, jellies, pickles, meat, fish etc. It is also used for
preserving fruit juice & fruit beverages. Sodium benzoate is
effective preservation for jam, jellies especially when packed in large
wooden containers for shipment to bakeries or other large scale users.
Often to preserve chocolate syrups 0.050% of sodium benzoate along with
0.050% of benzoic acid is used. Sodium benzoate powder or flakes does
not affect the nutrient value of goods & is entirely harmless to
human begins. All available published information indicates that the
presence of sodium benzoate by itself has no effect on the vitamin
content of food. However all foods whether preserved with sodium
benzoate or by some other preservation are subject to chemical changes
unless they are packed to exclude air. Sodium benzoate is widely used in
paint industry, cattle feed, mosquito repellent etc...