THE EFFECT OF SODIUM BENZOATE
Sodium benzoate is much better than benzoic acid at dissolving in water. It is one of its most characteristic physical properties. Although the excipient benzoic acid conserves slightly better than this, you can compensaté for this by either using a little more or lowering the pH by adding an acid to your product. It should not be added in too high concentrations as it has a slightly sweet, bitter taste. This can significantly alter the taste of your food. Studies have also shown that you should not combine it with vitamin C, as this can lead to the formation of a harmful substance (benzene). Never combine it with vitamin C-based excipients, such as ascorbic acid.