Sorbitol can be produced by the reduction of glucose. It is widely distributed in pears, peaches and apples, and the content is about 1% to 2%. Its sweetness is equal to glucose, but it can give people a strong feeling. It is slowly absorbed and utilized in the body, and the blood sugar level does not increase. It is also a good humectant and surfactant.
It is one of the first sugar alcohols allowed to be used as food additives in Japan, used to improve the moisture retention of food, or as a thickening agent. Can be used as a sweetener, as usual in the manufacture of sugar-free chewing gum. It is also used as a moisturizer and excipient for cosmetics and toothpaste, and can be used as a substitute for glycerin.
The main purpose
1. It can be used as a raw material for the production of vitamin C. Sorbitol can be produced by fermentation and chemical synthesis. It can also be used as a raw material for industrial surfactants to produce Span and Tween surfactants. Sorbitol has moisturizing properties and can be used in the production of toothpaste, cigarettes and cosmetics instead of glycerin. Using sorbitol and propylene oxide as raw materials, rigid polyurethane foams with certain flame retardant properties can be produced. In the food industry, it can be used as a sweetener, moisturizer, chelating agent and tissue modifier. In the pharmaceutical industry, sorbitol esters produced by nitration of sorbitol are drugs for the treatment of coronary heart disease. Food additives, cosmetic raw materials, organic synthetic raw materials, humectants, solvents, etc.
2. Nutritive sweeteners, wetting agents, chelating agents and stabilizers. It is a special sweetener with moisturizing function. It is not converted into glucose in the human body and is not controlled by insulin, so it is suitable for diabetic patients. It can be used in cakes, the maximum use amount is 5.0g/kg; in surimi and its products, the maximum use amount is 0.5g/kg. It can also be used as a defoaming agent, used in sugar making process, brewing process and soy product process, and used in appropriate amount according to production needs. It can also be used to moisturize raisins, thicken and preserve aroma of wines and refreshing drinks, as well as candy and chewing gum.
3. Synthetic resins and plastics, separate and analyze low-boiling oxygen-containing compounds, etc. It is also used as a gas chromatography stationary liquid, thickener, hardener, insecticide, etc.
4. Used as a gas chromatography stationary liquid for the separation and analysis of low-boiling oxygen-containing compounds, amine compounds, nitrogen or oxygen heterocyclic compounds. Also used in organic synthesis.
5. Used as a moisture regulator for toothpaste, cosmetics, and tobacco. It is a substitute for glycerin, its moisture retention is milder than that of glycerin, and its taste is better. It can be used in combination with other moisturizers to achieve synergistic effects. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry as a raw material for the manufacture of vitamin C.
6. Diuretic dehydrating agent. It is used for the treatment of cerebral edema and increased intracranial pressure, the treatment of increased intraocular pressure for glaucoma, and also used for edema and oliguria with normal heart and kidney function.
7. Aquatic water retention agent.  The ratio of sucrose 2.1% + sorbitol 3.15% + complex phosphate 1.00% can effectively reduce the water activity of dried fish fillets and increase the activity of Ca-ATPase.
- Fructo Oligosaccharide
- Malt Oligosaccharide