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Benzoic Acid

Benzoic acid is a colorless, crystalline solid that exists in many plants and resins and it is also manufactured synthetically. Benzoic acid is found in most fruits, especially berries, and benzoates occur naturally in cinnamon, cloves, some dairy products and mushrooms.

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COMMON FOOD ADDITIVES Aluminum Amaranth Aspartame Azodicarbonamide Benzoic Acid Brilliant Black Calcium Benzoate Calcium Sulphite Calcium Stearate Canola Oil Carrageenan Corn Syrup Datem DHC (dihydrocoumarin) Hydrogenated Oil Guar Gum Modified Food Starch Modified Corn Starch MSG Paprika Oleoresin Paraben Potassium Nitrate Red no 2 Sucralose Caramel Yellow 6 Xanthan Gum


Benzoic acid is considered one of the safest food additives in use today and it is also considered the most effective additive against yeasts, mold and bacteria. With the exception of asthmatics and individuals with allergies or intolerances, there have been no side effects reported in the concentrations used. Because benzoic acid produces a sour taste, high concentrations are rarely used.

The recommended daily allowance for healthy individuals is 5 mg.


Benzoic acid is used as a preservative against yeasts and bacteria in a long list of foods such as coffee extract, cooked pickled meat and pork; jam, jelly and marmalade; fruit juice, beverages and sherbet and syrups, sauces and tomato paste. It is also used as a preservative for fish.

Other Uses:
Benzoic acid is used for medications, perfume and incense as well as dyes and plastics. It is also used for a wide variety of cosmetics and products such as shampoos, deodorants, lubricant/spermicides, baby wipes, dentifrices, sunscreens, lip balm, hair color, hair-loss treatments, shaving cream and hair spray.