Product Name: Isomalt/Palatinitol
EINECS No.: 613-617-0
CAS No.: 64519-82-0
Molecular Formula: C24H48O22
Molecular Weight: 688.62
Storage: Keep in a cool and dry place
Place of Origin: China
Isomalt is a new kind of functional polyols in the international word. It’s a good repleacer of cane sugar, starch sugar and other polyols. The sweetness of Isomalt is the 50-60% of cane sugar’s. It owns a high safety and the FDA gives it a position of GRAS.
From a nutrition perspective, Isomalt is a carbohydrate and can be used in the sugar-free food, health food, etc.
According to the ministry of health on low approval of new resource food such as galactose announcement (health ministry announcement no. 20, 2008), Isomalt belongs to the new food raw material.
Lower Caloric Value: For food labeling purposes in the United States, an energy value of only 2 calories per gram is used for isomalt. Isomalt‘s lower caloric value is partly due to the fact that intestinal enzymes are not able to easily hydrolyze its more stable disaccharide bond. Less of it is digested and, therefore, less absorbed from the small intestine into the blood, and this happens slowly.
Supports Gut Health: Daily intake of 30 g isomalt was demonstrated to promote an increase of the “good” bacteria in the large intestine, the bifidobacteria, demonstrating the prebiotic effect of isomalt. The water-binding property of isomalt may influence the structure of the content of the gut, making it softer. If the consistency of the feces is too soft, it can be regulated by cutting down intake and allowing some time for adaptation. Like dietary fibers, isomalt is broken down by the gut bacteria to so called short chain fatty acids (SCFA) and gases. SCFA have the advantage of decreasing acidity in the large intestine and some SCFA are discussed as being beneficial for a healthy epithelium in the large intestine.
Less Dental Caries Risk: Isomalt is anti-cariogenic and does not promote dental caries, because oral bacteria cannot readily convert it into decay causing acids. Therefore, the acidic conditions that lead to tooth demineralization do not develop after consuming isomalt, as occurs after eating sugar and other fermentable carbohydrates. Furthermore, isomalt cannot be converted by oral bacteria into polyglucan, the substance from which dental plaque is synthesized.
Isomalt is a sugar alcohol and artificial sweetener. It is much more resistant to crystallization and more malleable than sugar and this makes it ideal for confectioners and sugar artists. Top chiefs and professionals can create impressive cake decorations and garnishes. It is usually sold as sticks that can be melted down before use.