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Benzoic Acid

Benzoic Acid

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Benzoic acid and its salts are used as a food preservatives, represented by the E-numbers E210E211E212, and E213. Benzoic acid inhibits the growth of moldyeast[24] and some bacteria. It is either added directly or created from reactions with its sodiumpotassium, or calcium salt. The mechanism starts with the absorption of benzoic acid into the cell. If the intracellular pH changes to 5 or lower, the anaerobic fermentation of glucose through phosphofructokinase is decreased by 95%. The efficacy of benzoic acid and benzoate is thus dependent on the pH of the food.[25] Acidic food and beverage like fruit juice (citric acid), sparkling drinks (carbon dioxide), soft drinks (phosphoric acid), pickles (vinegar) or other acidified food are preserved with benzoic acid and benzoates.