E325 - Sodium Lactate

Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, which is an organic acid produced naturally in human metabolism.


E325 - Sodium Lactate:

Sodium lactate is the sodium salt of lactic acid, which is an organic acid naturally produced in human metabolism. Sodium lactate is typically produced through bacterial fermentation of sugar. It exists in the form of a white powder or a clear, colorless liquid with a slight acidic odor.


  • Food Industry: Sodium lactate is used as a food additive for its pH-regulating and preservation properties. It also acts as a texturizing and stabilizing agent in certain food products, such as meat-based products, baked goods, and dairy products.
  • Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Products: It can be used in some cosmetic and pharmaceutical products due to its pH-regulating and moisturizing properties.
  • Medical Industry: Sodium lactate may be used in intravenous solutions to help regulate the acid-base balance in the body.


  • Sodium lactate is soluble in water.
  • It has a salty taste.
  • It can act as a buffering agent to stabilize the pH of products.


Sodium lactate is generally considered safe when used in accordance with prevailing regulations. However, precautions should be taken to avoid excessive use.


Food products containing sodium lactate must indicate the presence of this additive on their labeling in accordance with prevailing food regulations.

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E325 - Sodium Lactate