Origin: Naturally occurs in fruits such as cranberry and bilberry as well as in seafood and dairy. It can also be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid.
Also Known As:
Benzoate of soda
Overview: Sodium Benzoate is a widely used food preservative. It is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water. It can be produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid.
- Treatment of urea cycle disorders
- Treating hyperammonemia
Common Dosage: The FDA allows up to a 0.1% concentration of sodium benzoate by weight in foods and beverages.