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metabisulfite

This inorganic substance (E223), also referred to as sodium disulfite or sodium metabisulfite, is a sodium compound of the sulphurous acid which are active to two-thirds sulfur dioxide contains. It is used as a preservative and antioxidant in food. In viticulture it is buried the grapes to the oxidation to prevent the must. See also below sulfur,

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