Appearance: almost white crystalline powder;
Molecular weight： 665.75;
Purity: min 90%, min 50% in sodium chloride, lactose and dextrose;
a tetraene antibiotic derived from Streptomyces. The antibiotic is a very strong anti-fungal reagents. natamycin is an antimycotic product which have broad and effective action. it not only inhibits the growth of different moulds and yeasts, but also inhibits the production of their toxin. commercial natamycin contains 50% of the active substance. small quantities of natamycin can inhibit all moulds and yeasts, which cause food spoilage. natamycin has no effect on bacteria, so it does not prevent in the natural maturing process of yoghurt , cheese , fresh ham, sausage, ect.