Sorbic Acid, Benzoic Acid, and Dimethyldicarbonate
Sorbic acid is a short-chained unsaturated fatty acid widely used in the wine and food industry as a chemical preservative. Because sorbic acid is not readily soluble, it is usually sold as the soluble salt, potassium sorbate. Effective primarily as a fungistat, sorbic acid is added to sweet wines. Although a generally effective inhibitor of fermentative yeasts, sorbic acid has little inhibitory activity toward lactic acid bacteria, acetic acid bacteria, or oxidative film forming yeast.
KeywordsLactic Acid Bacterium Benzoic Acid Alcohol Content Sodium Benzoate Sorbic Acid
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