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Preservatives and Antioxidants

What are Preservatives and Antioxidants? 

Preservatives can be natural or synthetic and are used in almost all processed foods. Salt and sugar have been used as preservatives since ancient times. Preservatives can be grouped into two main categories:

Antimicrobials - block the growth of bacteria, molds and/or yeasts

Antioxidants - prevent or slow the oxidation of fats and lipids

Overall, preservatives and antioxidants are used to assure our foods are safe, appealing, and taste fresh while transported and stored throughout the country.

Brenntag offers a variety of preservatives and antioxidants including: 

  • Ascorbic Acid
  • BHA/BHT
  • Calcium Propionate
  • Erythorbic Acid
  • Ethoxyquin
  • Natural Rosemary Extract
  • Potassium Benzoate
  • Potassium Chloride
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Propyl Gallate
  • Sea Salt
  • Sodium Ascorbate
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Sodium Erythorbate
  • Sodium Nitrite
  • Sodium Propionate
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Succinic Acid
  • TBHQ
  • Tocopherols (Vitamin E)

Choose Brenntag

Brenntag Food & Nutrition knows the importance of creating a well-balanced product — from maintaining taste to texture, appearance, and shelf life. We’ve built a reputation for partnering with manufacturers that only produce the highest-quality products. Contact us today with any questions you may have about preservatives and antioxidants, or any of our other products. We're more than happy to help.

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