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Regarding dried fruit, I thought raisins and prunes don't need preservatives. My last package of prunes had potassium sorbate. Why is that needed?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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In brief: Preservative

Potassium sorbate is a natural preservative that serves basically the same function as sulfites.
It is also used as a flavor enhancer in baby food. Like sulfates, it is "generally regarded as safe" by the fda.

In brief: Preservative

Potassium sorbate is a natural preservative that serves basically the same function as sulfites.
It is also used as a flavor enhancer in baby food. Like sulfates, it is "generally regarded as safe" by the fda.
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