|White crystalline powder
|Keep in a cool and dry place
Sodium erythorbate (C6H7NaO6) is a food additive used predominantly in meats, poultry, and soft drinks. Chemically, it is the sodium salt of erythorbic acid. When used in processed meat such as hot dogs and beef sticks, it increases the rate at which nitrite reduces to nitric oxide, thus facilitating a faster cure and retaining the pink coloring. As an antioxidant structurally related to vitamin C, it helps improve flavor stability and prevents the formation of carcinogenic nitrosamines. When used as a food additive, its E number is E316. The use of erythorbic acid and sodium erythorbate as food preservatives has increased greatly since the U.S. Food and Drugs.
1. Sodium Erythorbate is an important antioxidant in the food industry, which can keep the color, and natural flavor of foods and lengthen their storage without any toxic or side effects
2. Also they are used in drinks, such as beer, grape wine, soft drinks, fruit tea, fruit juice, etc.
3. They are used in meat processing for fruits, vegetables, tin, jam, etc.