Erythritol, chemical name: 1, 2, 3, 4-Butanetetraol, Molecular formula: C4H10O4, Molecular weight: 122.12, melting point: 118-122, shelf life: 24 month, is powder with a transparent white brilliant appearance, tastes sweet slightly, crystallizes easily and feels pleasant cool, relative sweet degree 0.7 or so, non-caloric, only one of fifteen caloric ability compared with cane sugar.
Erythritol characterize low caloric ability, good thermo-stability, bad accessibility, low ice point, it has broad application fields such as food, medicine, cosmetics, chemical industry, etc.
In food industry, Erythritol, as substitute of cane sugar, is used in food manufacturing such as baking and roasting foods, cakes, dairy produce, chocolate, all kinds candies, dessert, chewing gum, soft drink, jelly drinks, ice-cream etc. Which keeps foods good in color, sweet-smelling, sapor and prevent foods from deterioration. Erythritol can not be degraded by enzyme, so it is very suitable for patients suffering diabetes, obesity, hypertension, cardiac disease because of no catabolism...
Erythritol cann‘t ferment in colon, so it has the function to proliferate clearly bifidobacterium, avoid gastroenteric discomfort and enhance the immune ability.
Erythritol resists decayed tooth effectively, caused mainly by streptococcus eroding tooth enamel, because erythritol can not be used by streptococcus, the candies and special tooth purificant or tooth paste made by using erythitol has an active function for children‘s nonnasality health.
Erythritol is a natural sugar...It occurs naturally in fruits and fermented foods. At industrial level, Erythritol is produced from glucose by fermentation with a yeast, Moniliella pollinis.
1. Erythritol is 6070% as sweet as table sugar yet it is almost non-caloric, does not affect blood sugar, or cause tooth decay, and is absorbed by the body, therefore unlikely to cause gastric side effects unlike other sugar alcohols.
2. Erythritol is a good-tasting bulk sweetener which is suitable for a variety of reduced- calorie and sugar-free foods.
3. Erythritol has been part of the human diet for thousands of years due to its presence in fruits and other foods
4. Erythritol has a high digestive tolerance, is safe for people with diabetes, and does not promote tooth decay. Erythritol, a polyol )sugar alcohol), is currently used as bulk sweeteners in reduced calorie foods.
5. Erythritol has been part of the human diet for thousands of years as
6. Erythritol is present in fruits such as pears, melons and grapes, as well as foods such as mushrooms and fermentation-derived foods such as wine, soy sauce and cheese. Since 1990, erythritol has been commercially produced and added to foods and beverages to provide sweetness, as well as enhance their taste and texture.