Potassium sorbate (K-sorbate) is a preservative commonly used in foods, wines, baking industry and personal care products to prevent mold, yeast, and microbes. It is often used in cakes and icings, beverage syrups, cheese, dried fruits, margarine, pie fillings, wine, etc. at concentrations dependent on the specific application.
Potassium Sorbate is a water soluble ingredient with molecular formula, C6H7KO2. K-sorbate comes in the form of noodle shape granules. It is effective at pH up to 6 but drops rapidly at higher levels.