Sodium benzoate is a substance which has the chemical formula NaC7H5O2. It is a widely used food preservative, with an E number of E211. 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.
Sodium benzoate can be found in kool-aid, Sunkist, Minute Maid, Kosher dill pickles, acid foods, salad dressings, jams, fruit juices, and condiments
If you are overly exposed to this additive you can get urticaria, asthma, rhinitis, or anaphylactic.
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