Uses: Typical products which include Potassium Metabisulphite are fresh fruit and vegetables, beer, wine, fruit and diluting juices and sauces, frozen shellfish, jams, pickles. SeeE220Other names: potassium pyrosulphite, pyrosulphurous acid, Dipotassium salt. Sometimes Potassium Metabisulphite is chosen over Sodium Metabisulphite as some people prefer a low sodium diet
Over exposure to sulphites in food may cause an asthmatic attack, or cause gastric irritation, low blood pressure and anaphylactic shock, even unconsciousness.
Not recommended for consumption by children.
Description: The potassium salt of sulphurous acid which is mixed withSulphur Dioxideto produce Potassium Metabisulphite. Used to sterilise fermentation equipment and food containers, as well as for its anti microbial properties.
Generally meat, cereals and dairy products may not be treated with E221as it destroysthiamine content and Vitamin E.