Sodium Metabisulfite FCC is a white crystalline powder that is water soluble and has a sulfur dioxide odor. It functions as a preservative and antioxidant, and is commonly used in dried fruits, shrimp, maraschino cherries, and lemon drinks.
Sodium metabisulfite (SMBS) is an inorganic compound composed of sodium, sulfur and oxygen. It typically comes in a white, or yellowish-white crystalline powder. This product is commonly used as a food preservative for dried foods, like potato chips, raisins and apples, as well as fruit concentrate juices.
Sodium Metabisulfite uses as follows:
In Food Production
Sodium Metabisulfite is widely used as preservative, antioxidant, bleach, color fixative and leavening agent in food production. As preservative, antioxidant, color fixative: in Canned mushrooms, candied, vermicelli to whiten products, keep fresh and extend shelf life. As leavening agent: in biscuit, baked food and bread to ferment.
Not enough is known about application of Sodium Metabisulfite in beverage.
Sodium Metabisulfite is widely used as intermediate in Pharmaceutical. As intermediate: in manufacturing of chloroform, styrene sulfone and benzaldehyde.
Not enough is known about application of Sodium Metabisulfite in Cosmetics.
In Agriculture/Animal Feed
Not enough is known about application of Sodium Metabisulfite in Agriculture/Animal Feed.
In Other Industries
Sodium Metabisulfite is widely used as Antichlor, coagulants and contrast agent in various other industries. As Antichlor: in Dyeing Process to get rid of Chlorine. As coagulants: in Rubber industry to dye. As contrast agent: in Photographic Industry to develop.