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Potassium Sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid,chemical formula CH3CH=CH−CH=CH−CO2K. It is a white salt that is very soluble in water (58.2% at 20 °C). It is primarily used as a food preservative(E number202 ).Potassium sorbate is effective in a variety of applications including food,wine,and personal-care products.While sorbic acid is naturally occurring in some berries, virtually all of the world's production of sorbic acid, from which potassium sorbate is derived, is manufactured synthetically.Potassium sorbate is used to inhibit molds and yeasts in many foods, such as cheese,wine,yogurt,dried meats,apple cider,soft drinks and fruit drinks, and baked goods. It can also be found in the ingredients list of many dried fruit products. In addition, herbal dietary supplement products generally contain potassium sorbate, which acts to prevent mold and microbes and to increase shelf life.