Sodium propionate is White crystalline grain or powder, with little propionic acid smell,stable to heat and light,easily soluble in water.Store in a cool, dry place. Store in an airtight container.
Functions and Applications
1.As a food additive,Sodium propionate is used as a preservative in a wide variety of product,including but not limited to bread,other baked goods,processed meat,whey,and other dairy products.
2.In agriculture,it is used,amongst other things,to prevent milk fever in cows and as a feed supplement.
3.Propionates prevent microbes from producing the energy they need,like benzoates do.However,unlike benzoates,propioates do not require an acidic environment.
4.Sodium propioate is used inbakery products as a mold inhibitor,typically at 0.1-0.4%.
5.Sodium propioate can be used as a pesticide