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About sugar based polyols

What are sugar based polyols?
What are sugar based polyols?
Information about sugar based polyols—products is characterized not only by sweetness, but also by excellent food processability and physiological properties.
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Sugar based polyols products

Sugar based polyols productsNote: The specifications, example of product labeling, and standard packaging below are applicable only in Japan.

Sorbitol

Sorbitol is the most commonly used sugar based polyols in the world. In nature, relatively large amounts of sorbitol are found in seaweeds, and in fruits such as pears, apples, and prunes.

Sorbitol

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Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate

Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate is produced by reduction (hydrogenation) of hydrolyzed starch syrup. In Japan, it is not categorized as food additives, and is supplied with various levels of sweetness and viscosity as food.

Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate

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Erythritol

Erythritol is a naturally occurring substance made from glucose by fermentation. It is the only zero-calorie sugar based polyols which is categorized as food in Japan.

Erythritol

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Xylitol

Xylitol is produced by reduction (hydrogenation) of xylose, which is manufactured from white birch or corn cobs. It is a sugar based polyols that has approximately the same sweetness as sugar.

Xylitol

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Maltitol syrup

Maltitol syrup is produced by reduction (hydrogenation) of maltose syrup. With good sweetness and a sharp aftertaste, it is suitable for calorie reduction in various foodstuffs.

Maltitol syrup

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Lactitol

Lactitol is produced by reduction (hydrogenation) of lactose. With a taste similar to sugar, it is used as a low-sweetness sweetener.

Lactitol

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Mannitol

Mannitol is produced by reduction (hydrogenation) of mannose. It is widely distributed in nature and is found in seaweeds such as kombu and wakame. Other sources include trees and dried persimmons. In Japan, it has been approved for use in limited range of products, including chewing gum, candy and tsukudani.

Mannitol

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Other products

Other productsNote: The specifications, example of product labeling, and standard packaging below are applicable only in Japan.

Xylooligosaccharide

Xylooligosaccharide mainly contains xylobiose and xylotriose.

Xylooligosaccharide

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Kestose

Kestose is a kind of fructooligosaccharide which fructose is connected to sugar. It is a naturally occurring substance found in onion or asparagus.

PureCircle Alpha high purity stevia

PureCircle Alpha is a natural sweetener produced by a proprietary combination of stevia leaf extract. It is about 250 times sweeter than sugar.

Rebaudioside A high purity stevia

Rebaudioside A is a natural sweetener containing over 97.0% rebaudioside A, which is the best stevia leaf extract. It is about 285 times sweeter than sugar.

Steviol Glycosides (SG 95)

SG95 is a versatile and natural sweetener extracted from the stevia leaf. It helps with cost-saving compared to sugar. It is about 230 times sweeter than sugar.

Steviol Glycosides

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Enzyme

Enzymes are catalysts that cause biochemical reactions. Made up of proteins, they are found in all living things. B Food Science is a distributor of Novozymes Corporation’s Enzymes for food, biochemical and other applications in Japan.

Contract Manufacture

B Food Science provides contract processing, including hydrogenation, dehydration, crystalline powder production (GMP compliance available), granulation, filling and packaging, to meet customer requirements. Currently, we handle contract processing for many leading companies inside and outside, Japan.

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