Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol, which the human body metabolizes slowly. It can be obtained by the reduction of glucose, changing the aldehyde group to a hydroxyl group. Most sorbitol is made from corn syrup, but it is also found in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes. It is synthesized by sorbitol-6-phosphate dehydrogenase and converted to fructose by succinate dehydrogenase and sorbitol dehydrogenase. Succinate dehydrogenase is an enzyme complex that participates in the citric acid cycle.
Appearance: White crystalline powder
Use: Used in the chewing gum, candy, the sweetened bean paste, and so forth sugar-free products. Health product raw material: Used in weight-loss food, anti-constipation food, anticaries food, diabetic food, improving the human body's physiological environment.
Package: 25 kg net in fiber drum or kraft paper bag lined with PE liner
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APPLICATION AREA :
1.Sweetener: Sorbitol is a sugar substitute, and when used in food it has the INS number and E number 420. Sorbitol is about 60% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar).
2. Medical application:
(1) Laxative, As is the case with other sugar alcohols, foods containing sorbitol can cause gastrointestinal distress. Sorbitol can be used as a laxative when taken orally or as an enema. Sorbitol works as a laxative by drawing water into the large intestine, stimulating bowel movements.
( 2)Other medical applications: Sorbitol is used in bacterial culture media to distinguish the pathogenic Escherichia coli O157: H7 from most other strains of E. coli, because it is usually unable to ferment sorbitol, unlike 93% of known E. coli strains.
3.Health care, food, and cosmetic uses:
Sorbitol often is used in modern cosmetics as a humectant and thickener. It is also used in mouthwash and toothpaste. Some transparent gels can be made only with sorbitol, because of its high refractive index.
Sorbitol is used as a cryoprotectant additive (mixed with sucrose and sodium polyphosphates) in the manufacture of surimi, a processed fish paste. It is also used as a humectant in some cigarettes.
Beyond its use as a sugar substitute in reduced-sugar foods, Sorbitol is also used as a humectant in cookies and low-moisture foods like peanut butter and fruit preserves. In baking, it is also valuable because it acts as a plasticizer, and slows down the staling process.
4. Miscellaneous uses:
A mixture of sorbitol and potassium nitrate has found some success as an amateur solid
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