Sodium acetate (trihydrate) is widely used as a shelf-life extending agent, pH regulator, etc. as it has properties to solve in water well.

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Acetic acid has been said to prevent bacteria cultivation and therefore has been used not only to add sour taste but to preserve food. Sodium acetate is a food additive obtained by neutralization of acetic acid. When used as a food additive, sodium acetate can be indicated by its group name, substance name or abbreviated name according to the purpose of use.


Sodium acetate (trihydrate) (CH3COONa・3H2O)

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Acetic acid has been said to prevent bacteria cultivation and therefore has been used not only to add sour taste but to preserve food. Sodium acetate is a food additive obtained by neutralization of acetic acid. When used as a food additive, sodium acetate can be indicated by its group name, substance name or abbreviated name according to the purpose of use.

Purpose

Group name or abbreviated name

Keep the pH level of food within the appropriate level

pH regulator

Improve taste by adding or enhancing sour taste

sour agent

Improve taste by adding or controlling taste

seasoning (organic acid)

Other purposes (shelf-life extension, combined use with preservative, etc.

Sodium acetate



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Item

Unit

Standard value

Content


Not less than 98.5

Appearance


White crystalline powder

Identification


Passes

Solution


Colorless and clear

Free acid


Not more than 0.03

Free alkaline


Not more than 0.05

Heavy metal

㎍/g

Not more than 10

Arsenic

㎍/g

Not more than 4.0

Loss on drying


36.0 - 42.0



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