Therawin Sodium Benzoate is a versatile kitchen product, used as a preservative for sauces, pickles, jams, juices, jellies, carbonated drinks, and more.
Sodium benzoate prevents the growth of potentially harmful mould, bacteria, yeast, and other microbes in food. This is why it is a popular preservative because it acts on deterring food spoilage.
The formulation of sodium benzoate makes it particularly effective in food with high acidic content such as pickles, jams, bottled juices, salad dressings, condiments, soda, etc.
Sodium benzoate is an ideal preservative for bitter, salty, or sour dishes.
It can also help maintain the freshness of food by slowing down the spoiling process, therefore delaying the changes in flavour, texture, colour, and flavour.
Aside from being used to preserve and extend the shelf life of processed foods and drinks, sodium benzoate is also added to industrial products, personal care products, and cosmetics.
Sodium benzoate is also an essential component used to produce toothpaste, mouthwash, baby wipes, and hair products.
The US FDA allows up to 0.1% of sodium benzoate concentrate in food and drinks and should be included in the ingredient list.
Generally, sodium benzoate can be well-tolerated on the skin but in some cases, it may cause a rash especially if you have eczema or are prone to skin allergies.
It’s best to consult a doctor prior to using sodium benzoate especially if you have known allergies to similar products.