About sugar based polyols
Sugar based polyols productsNote: The specifications, example of product labeling, and standard packaging below are applicable only in Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lactitol is produced by reduction (hydrogenation) of lactose. With a taste similar to sugar, it is used as a low-sweetness sweetener.
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.
Other productsNote: The specifications, example of product labeling, and standard packaging below are applicable only in Japan.
Xylooligosaccharide mainly contains xylobiose and xylotriose.
Kestose is a kind of fructooligosaccharide which fructose is connected to sugar. It is a naturally occurring substance found in onion or asparagus.
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