sodium benzoate


Is a white or colourless crystalline powder


Sodium Benzoate has a sweetish astringent taste


Sodium Benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. There are many uses for Sodium benzoate in food including as a common type of preservative. Sodium Benzoate preserves food by entering the individual cells in the food and balancing its pH level, increasing the overall acidity of the food. The result of this is the creation of an environment that inhibits the growth of fungi that can cause potential illnesses. Sodium benzoate food additive has the E number E211.

At Rigest, as leading sodium benzoate suppliers and distributors, we pack sodium benzoate in 25kg bags and can deliver across the United Kingdom and Europe . If you would like more detailed product information including storage and handling information, then request our sodium benzoate msds.


  • Sodium benzoate is heavily in the soft drink industry due to the demand of high-fructose corn syrup in carbonated drinks.
  • Sodium benzoate increases the acidity of soft drinks, which also increases the intensity of flavour you get from the high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Margarine typically consists of vegetable oils and fats, water, emulsifiers (mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, soya lecithin), dry milk components, salt, preservative (potassium sorbate, sorbic acid, sodium benzoate), food acid, anti-oxidants and vitamins (A, D, E). Margarine itself has little taste and colour; flavour and colour are added to make it appear and taste more like butter.
  • Sodium benzoate is added as a flavour enhancer to acidic foods such as vinegars, dressing, fruit juices, sauces, and pickles.

If you would like to buy sodium benzoate, enquire with your product requirements and one of our team will respond shortly to discuss how we can help.


  • feed & pet food
    • Animal Feeds
  • beverage
    • Carbonated Soft Drinks
    • Instant Drinks
    • Syrups
    • Juice Drinks
  • industrial
    • Industrial cleaners
    • Surface Care
  • healthcare
    • Over the counter
    • Pharmaceutical products
  • food
    • Bakery
    • Confectionary
    • Fruit preparations
    • Sweet Spreads
    • Table Top Products

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