Potassium Cinnamate - Natural Food Preservative

Posted by Jack Green on June 6th, 2019

Preservative is known as an antiseptic. It is a kind of food additives to maintain the original characteristics and nutritional value. Preservative is a additives which means to inhibit microbial activity, prevent food spoilage to extend the shelf life. Depending on its different role, it can be broken down as preservatives, disinfectants, fungicides, preservation agent. According to sources from the antiseptic effect of substances, preservatives are generally divided into acid preservative, preservative ester, inorganic and biological preservatives four categories.

Most of food products has food preservatives in them. Manufacturers add food preservatives to the food during processing. In generally, food preservatives can help to avoid spoilage during the transportation time.

Food is so important for the survival, so food preservation is one of the oldest technologies used by human beings to avoid its spoilage. Preservatives in our food additives health standards set forth in benzoic acid and its salts, sorbic acid and its salts, parabens, propionic acid salts, dehydroacetic acid, and also in the food industry with other uses of sulfur dioxide and coke sulfites. In addition, some both as a preservative and as a condiment traditionally use, harmless to human body, such as salt, sugar, vinegar, wine or spices are not included in the statutory preservatives, food additives standard in the country have not been controlled. It said preservative can only control low levels of pollution, insufficient to control high levels of pollution, therefore, we must reduce moisture in foods, pay attention to production hygiene and good packaging.

Although preservatives food additives are used to keep the food fresh and to stop the bacterial growth. But still there are certain preservatives in food that are harmful if taken in more than the prescribed limits.

Certain harmful food preservatives are Benzoates

This group of chemical food preservative has been banned in Russia because of its role in triggering allergies, asthma and skin rashes. It is also considered to cause the brain damage. This food preservative is used in fruit juices, tea, coffee etc.


This chemical food preservative is expected to cause high blood pressure and cholestrol level. This can affect the kidney and live function. It is found in butter, vegetable oils and margarine.

BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)

BHA is expected to cause the live diseases and cancer. This food preservative is used to preserve the fresh pork and pork sausages, potato chips, instant teas, cake mixes and many more.


Caramel is the coloring agent that causes the vitamin B6 deficiencies, genetic effects and cancer. It is found in candies, bread, brown colored food and frozen pizza.

In addition to this, there are many other harmful food preservatives. These are Bromates, Caffeine, Carrageenan, Chlorines, Coal Tar AZO Dies, Gallates, Glutamates, Mono- and Di-glycerides, Nitrates/Nitrites, Saccharin, Sodium Erythrobate, Sulphites and Tannin

Natural Food Preservative - Potassium Cinnamate

Potassium cinnamate is natural cinnamic acid potassium salt, is also a new product in the field of food preservatives, non-toxic harmless to the human body, safe and convenient, but also on the human body has a variety of health functions, so it is a great development and application prospects, it has caused the emergence of food preservative industry shock.

The traditional preservatives, such as potassium sorbate, only change the surrounding environment of food to achieve anti-corrosion purposes, can not be integrated with food, and within the limited dosage range, there are still residues in the human body, endangering health. Potassium cinnamate can be completely combined with food, will not become a food of allogeneic substances, without changing the original flavor and nutritional structure of food, from the food and the integration of the surrounding environment to achieve anti-corrosion purposes.

The following infographic will help you get a clear and insightful understanding of Food Preservatives, and give you a well-rounded understanding of Potassium Cinnamate.

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