In long and complex supply chains, it is essential that food can be preserved and kept at optimum quality. Food preservatives and antioxidants help prevent food waste and spoilage.
Ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant
ubiquitous in pharmaceuticals
Around 3.4 million tonnes of MSG
is produced each year
The Asia-Pacfic region is the largest
emerging market for preservatives and antioxidants
Ascorbic acid is the chemical name for vitamin C, which can help increase the nutritive quality of food and prevent it from oxidising.
Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid, which naturally occurs in fruit and acts as a preservative.
Potassium sorbate is an antimicrobial used to prevent mould from appearing on food that is liable to spoil over time.