Sodium Nitrate Food Grade
Sodium nitrate serves as a preserving agent for the manufacturing of cheese or pickled herrings. It protects food against bacteria such as the so called botulism germ or butyric acid bacteria without affecting the foods’ flavor. Hence, cheese, pickled herrings and other food taste exactly the way they should while being nonperishable.
[…] that sodium nitrate was one of BASF’s first synthetic fertilizers? In the middle of the 19th century, the fertilizing characteristics of nitrogen were already widely known. And sodium nitrate turned out to be a perfect source for nitrogen!