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E965 - Maltitol

Additives: E965 - Maltitol

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Functions: Emulsifier, Humectant, Stabilizer, Sweetener, Thickener

Maltitol is a sugar alcohol -a polyol- used as a sugar substitute. It has 75–90% of the sweetness of sucrose -table sugar- and nearly identical properties, except for browning. It is used to replace table sugar because it is half as caloric, does not promote tooth decay, and has a somewhat lesser effect on blood glucose. In chemical terms, maltitol is known as 4-O-α-glucopyranosyl-D-sorbitol. It is used in commercial products under trade names such as Lesys, Maltisweet and SweetPearl. - Wikipedia

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EFSA evaluation: Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food on a request from the Commission related to Maltitol Syrup E 965ii new production process. Change of specification (2006-05-18)

Names: Maltitol, Sirop de maltitol

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