Q. 74

Sodium salts of some acids are very useful as food preservatives. Suggest a few such acids.

Answer :

Sodium salts of sorbic acid, benzoic acid, propanoic acid are used as food preservatives.

Food preservatives are those substances or chemical which are added to products such as food, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, paints, biological samples, cosmetics, wood and many other products to prevent decomposition by microbial growth or by undesirable chemical changes.


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