Erythritol is a sweetener classified as a sugar alcohol, and is a natural sugar found in fermented foods such as wines and rice wines as well as fruits and mushrooms. According to the energy evaluation methods of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, it is the only sugar with a recognized energy value of 0kcal/g in Japan.

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Characteristics

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Made from glucose by fermentation

Fig.1.Fermentation from glucose



ERYTHRITOL in various foods

Food

ERYTHRITOL (mg/l,mg/kg)

White wine     

170

Red wine       

280

Rice Wine

180

Melon          

4.7

Grape (Muscat) 

4.2

Soy Sauce      

910

Miso Bean Paste

1310




ERYTHRITOL, its attractive property

  • Very low calorie value,
    compared to other polyols, sugars and bulking agent
  • Tooth friendly
    Not Metabolized by Oral Bacteria, ideal for use in "Sugar free" products
  • High Laxative Tolerance, compared to standard polyols
  • Ideal for diabetics
    does not affect Plasma Glucose and Insulin Levels
  • Attractive taste
    Enhances Sweetening Quality of high intensity sweeteners
    Synergistic with a wide variety of other polyols and sugars
  • Strong cooling effect
  • Low water activity and Low moisture sensitivity

Applications

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General applications of ERYTHRITOL

Classification

Applications

Effects

Low calorie

Non-cariogenicity

Coolness

Low hygroscopicity

Beverage

Soft drinks

 

 

 

Milk, Yogurt

 

 

 

Coffee

 

 

 

Alcohol

 

 

 

Energy drinks

 

 

 

Confectionery

Chocolate 


Chewing gum  


Candy  


Frozen desserts



Cookie


 

 

Other

Table top

 

Browny mix

 

Other applications of ERYTHRITOL
Cosmetics, pharmaceutical additives, industrial use (latent heat storage, hygroscopicity control)
Practical application of ERYTHRITOL is considered in many circles.

Physical and Chemical Properties

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1) Monosaccharide polyol 

2) molecular weight

122

3) Energy

0 kcal/g in Japan

4) Sweetness @ 10% soln.

70% sugar equivalent

5) Melting point

122C

6) Enthalpy

-42.9 calories/gram

7) Solubility @ 25C in water

47grams/100grams



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20 kg/paper sack

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