Benzoic Acid

Benzoic Acid is a food preservative used to protect foods against yeasts, molds, and certain types of bacteria.

Commonly Used in:
Beer
Chewing Gum
Ice Cream
Jams
Jellies
Processed Cheese and Meats
Maraschino Cherries
Margarine
Soft Drinks
Sweets

Benzoic Acid is a food preservative used to protect foods against yeasts, molds, and certain types of bacteria. In addition to its use as a food additive, manufacturers use benzoic acid in the production of artificial flavors, fragrances, and as a pH adjuster. Benzoic Acid can contribute to asthma attacks and hyperactivity, as well as headaches and digestive issues.

The FDA assures us that in small dosages Benzoic Acid is not poisonous and even occurs naturally in some fresh fruits like berries.