Preservatives & antioxidants

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.

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Preservatives & antioxidants
in numbers

The ascorbic acid market is currently valued
at $8.97 billion, and is estimated to grow
to $10.17 billion.

Around 3.4 million tonnes of MSG
is produced each year

The Asia-Pacfic region is the largest
emerging market for preservatives and antioxidants

Preservative & antioxidant products
Ascorbic acid

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

Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid, which naturally occurs in fruit and acts as a preservative.

Potassium sorbate

Potassium sorbate is an antimicrobial used to prevent mould from appearing on food that is liable to spoil over time.

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