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Applications & Uses of Sodium diacetate

03/04/2016 admin

Sodium diacetate is a salt of acetic acid. It is a colorless solid that is used in seasonings and as an antimicrobial agent. Sodium diacetate is a fungicide and a bactericide registered to control mold and bacteria in foods. Sodium diacetate is a mixture of sodium acetate and acetic acid. It is a white, hygroscopic, crystalline solid having an odor of acetic acid (commonly known as vinegar).


Sodium Diacetate Used in Foods & Beverages

Sodium diacetate, E262(ii) is a free flowing, acidic sodium salt widely used as food flavoring, preservative, and pH buffer. It consists of acetic acid and sodium acetate, and has the chemical formula symbol NaH. As a food flavoring agent, this compound is most often used to impart a vinegar flavor in snacks, breads, and soups. As a preservative, it can effective in preventing the development of several mold strains and is also used as an antibacterial agent to prolong the shelf life of many food types. Recent studies also suggest that it is an effective microbial inhibitor and pH regulator in meat and poultry products.


Sodium Diacetate Used in Other Applications