Sweetener E 420
What is sorbitol?
Sorbitol is a food additive classified within caloric sweetener group. It has sweetening power, but it is also a food additive with moisturizing and filling agent properties.
It is obtained biotechnologically from glucose and with the help of enzymes.
Its sweetening power is approximately 50% of the sweetening power of sugar.
It does not cause cavities.
Sorbitol chemical properties
It is a water-soluble substance, stable to heat and acids.
Food uses of sorbitol
Low-calorie desserts, industrial ice cream, sweets, chewing gum, mustard sauce. Also medications.
Its ADI is not determined.
In large quantities (more than 50mg daily) it can cause flatulence, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
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10 November, 2022