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Product Details:
Minimum Order Quantity200 Kilogram
Pack TypeBag
Usagefood industry
Pack Size25 Kgs bag
Shelf Life3 years
PH Value6-8
Storage TemperatureDry Place
Production Capacity5000
Grade StandardTechnical Grade, Food Grade
Physical StatePowder
BrandGanesh Benzoplast
Sodium benzoate is a substance which has the chemical formula NaC7H5O2. It is a widely used food preservative, with an E numberof E211. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water. It can be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid.


Sodium benzoate is produced by the neutralization of benzoic acid,[3] which is itself produced commercially by partial oxidation of toluene with oxygen.

Natural occurrence

Sodium benzoate occurs naturally, along with benzoic acid and its esters, in many foods.[4] Fruits and vegetables can be rich sources, particularly berries such as cranberry and bilberry. Other sources include seafood, such as prawns, and dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt.


Sodium benzoate is a preservative, with the E number E211. It is most widely used in acidic foods such as salad dressings (i.e. acetic acid in vinegar), carbonated drinks (carbonic acid), jams and fruit juices (citric acid), pickles (acetic acid), condiments and frogurttoppings. It is also used as a preservative in medicines and cosmetics.[5][6] Under these conditions it is converted into benzoic acid(E210), which is bacteriostatic and fungistatic. Benzoic acid is generally not used directly due to its poor water solubility. Concentration as a food preservative is limited by the FDA in the U.S. to 0.1% by weight.[7] Sodium benzoate is also allowed as an animal food additive at up to 0.1%, according to AFCO''s official publication.[8] Sodium benzoate has been replaced by potassium sorbate in the majority of soft drinks in the United Kingdom.[9]

Pharmaceutical applications

Sodium benzoate is used as a treatment for urea cycle disorders due to its ability to bind amino acids.[10][11] This leads to excretion of these amino acids and a decrease in ammonia levels. Recent research shows that sodium benzoate may be beneficial as an add-on therapy (1 gram/day) in schizophrenia.[12][13][14] Total Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale scores dropped by 21% compared to placebo.

Sodium benzoate, along with phenylbutyrate, is used to treat hyperammonemia.[15][16]

Other use

Sodium benzoate is also used in fireworks as a fuel in whistle mix, a powder that emits a whistling noise when compressed into a tube and ignited.

Mechanism of food preservation

The mechanism starts with the absorption of benzoic acid into the cell. If the intracellular pH falls to 5 or lower, the anaerobic fermentation of glucose through phosphofructokinase decreases sharply,[17] which inhibits the growth and survival of microorganisms that cause food spoilage

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  • Production Capacity: 5000 kgs
  • Delivery Time: 1-2 working days
  • Packaging Details: Bag
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