Additive Directory : Sodium Metabisulfite | E 223
Preservative, antioxidant and bleaching agent
Sodium Metabisulphite is an antioxidant and preservative obtained by the addition of sulfur dioxide to sodium.
Synthetic preservative and antioxidant
People who are intolerant of natural sulphites should also avoid added sulphites (E221-228). The classical antinutritional behavior of the additive is that it destroys vitamin B1 in food.
Sodium metabisulfite is used as an antioxidant and antimicrobial agent that functions as a preservative in many food products.
soft drinks and fruit juices, dehydrated vegetables; dehydrated fruits; peeled potatoes
Allowed to use in Europe and the US.