Isomalt, or Isomaltitol, is also called Palatinitol and is generally called Isomalt by the market. It is a functional sugar alcohol which has been newly launched worldwide to replace sucrose, starch sugars and other sugar alcohols.
|Water(free and crystal)||=<7.0%|
|Reducing Sugars (as glucose)||=<0.3%|
|Total sugar (as glucose)||=<0.5%|
|Total heavy metal (as lead)||=<10mg/kg|
|Aerobic bacterial count||=<500cuf/g|
|Yeasts and moulds||=<10cuf/100g|
|Particle size||Min.90%(between 830 um and 4750 um)|
Isomaltitol has many advantages such as low hygroscopicity, high stability and tolerance, low calories, pure sweet taste, no undesired aftertaste, sweetness being 50%~60% of sucrose, etc . While used in combination with intense sweeteners, it can cover up their unpleasant aftertaste and flavor. Isomaltitol can also prevent caries because it can not be used by oral bacteria.;
After intake of Isomaltitol, the levels of blood sugar and insulin won’t increase greatly, thus very applicable to diabetics. Moreover, it can also stimulate the growth and activity of bifidobacteria,which helps in preventing constipation and colon cancer.