ERYTHRITOL

Item No.: 00097
Erythritol used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Erythritol is used as a natural sweetener, erythritol is about 60 – 80% as sweet as sucrose (sugar).
  • TYPE:
    SWEETENERS
  • CAS:
    149-32-6
  • EINECS:
    205-737-3
  • HS CODE:
    29054910
Description Specification Applications
Description
PRODUCTS INFORMATION
Erythritol is used in the development of new zero calorie and low calorie drinks. Erythritol can increase the sweetness, massiness and lubricity of the beverage, reduce the bitterness, cover up other odors and improve the flavor of the beverage.
BASIC INFORMATION AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Form Crystalline Powder or Crystals
MF C4H10O4
MW 122.12
Melting point 118-120 °C (lit.)
Boiling point 329-331 °C (lit.)
Density 1,451 g/cm3
Refractive index 1.4502 (estimate)
Pka 13.9(at 25°C)
Stability Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Specification
CONTENT SPECIFICATIONS
Appearance White crystalline granular powder
Sensory Clear sweet, no unusual odor
Melting Range 119- 123
pH 5.0- 7.0
Mesh Size 14-30, 30-60, 18-60, 100 mesh
Loss on Drying NMT 0.2%
Ash NMT 0.01%
Erythritol (on dry basis) NLT 99.5%
Heavy Metal (Pb) NMT 0.5 mg/kg
As NMT 2.0 mg/kg
Reducing Sugar (as glucose) NMT 0.3%
Ribitol and Glycerol NMT 0.1%
Total Plate Count NMT 300 cfu/g
Yeast & Mould NMT 50 cfu/g
Applications

Erythritol can promote the combination of ethanol and water molecules. Alcoholic beverages can reduce the sensory stimulation of odors and alcohol, and can effectively improve the quality of wine Baijiu and wine.

Erythritol can produce all kinds of candy with good quality. The texture and shelf life of the product are exactly the same as those of traditional products. Because erythritol is easy to crush and does not absorb moisture, all kinds of candies have good storage stability even under high humidity storage conditions. At the same time, it is very beneficial to the health of teeth and will not lead to dental caries.
Erythritol has been widely used in medicine and daily chemical fields because of its caries prevention, oxidation resistance, moisture retention and non flammability.
Erythritol has the following advantages compared with xylitol
1. Erythritol is a natural zero calorie sweetener, and xylitol has calories.
2. Erythritol was more tolerated than xylitol. All sugar alcohols will have diarrhea after eating too much, which has a problem of tolerance, and erythritol is the highest tolerance in human body.
3. The average blood glucose index and average insulin index of erythritol are lower than xylitol. Therefore, erythritol has less effect on blood glucose and antioxidant activity.
4. Many sugar alcohols will feel cool when eating. This cool feeling comes from the heat of dissolution and absorption. When dissolving, they will absorb your heat, so we feel cool. The degree of coolness of each product is expressed by the coefficient of dissolution and absorption heat. Erythritol has the highest dissolution and absorption heat, and its coolness is the highest.
5. In terms of production technology, erythritol is the only one of all sugar alcohols produced by fermentation, which is closer to natural transformation and extraction. 
6. Erythritol is basically non hygroscopic, and other sugar alcohols have different degrees of hygroscopicity, which increases the application field.
7. Xylitol is mainly used in the fields of candy and medicine in Europe. Although xylitol is added in an appropriate amount in FDA and European regulations, too high human intake will cause symptoms such as elevated blood glucose and diarrhea.

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