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Potassium Propionate

Potassium Propionate

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Product Name: Potassium Propionate

Purity Grade: Food Grade

CAS Number: 327-62-8.

Size: 0.02 mm in average


Appearance: white color fine powder

Other Features: Hydrophilic



Potassium Propionate is a white crystalline powder that is derived from propionic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. It is commonly used as a food preservative to inhibit the growth of mold and bacteria, particularly in baked goods. With its antimicrobial properties, Potassium Propionate helps extend the shelf life of various food products, ensuring their safety and quality.

Importance of Potassium Propionate in Food Preservation

  1. Mold Inhibition: Mold growth is a common issue in baked goods, such as bread and cakes. Potassium Propionate effectively inhibits the growth of mold, preventing spoilage and ensuring the longevity of these products.
  2. Bacterial Growth Prevention: Bacterial contamination can lead to serious foodborne illnesses. Potassium Propionate acts as a barrier against the growth of harmful bacteria, such as Listeria and Salmonella, making it an essential ingredient in food safety.
  3. Extended Shelf Life: With the use of Potassium Propionate, food products can have an extended shelf life. This not only benefits consumers by providing them with safer and fresher products but also helps reduce food waste.

Is Potassium Propionate Safe?

The safety of food additives is of utmost importance for both consumers and regulatory bodies. Potassium Propionate has been thoroughly tested and approved for use by various food safety agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). It is considered safe for consumption when used within the recommended limits.

FAQs about Potassium Propionate

Q: Is Potassium Propionate natural?
A: While Potassium Propionate is derived from a naturally occurring fatty acid, it undergoes a chemical process to obtain the final product. Therefore, it is considered as a synthetic food additive.
Q: Can Potassium Propionate cause allergic reactions?
A: Allergies to Potassium Propionate are rare. However, individuals with known sensitivities to propionic acid or its derivatives should exercise caution and consult with a healthcare professional before consuming products containing this preservative.
Q: Can Potassium Propionate be used in organic food products?
A: The use of Potassium Propionate in organic food products is restricted. Organic standards prioritize the use of natural preservatives. Therefore, it is advisable to review the specific guidelines governing organic certifications before incorporating Potassium Propionate in organic food items.

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