What is Organic Isomaltulose?
Organic Isomaltulose is a natural, low-glycemic sweetener derived from organic sugar cane. It is a disaccharide composed of glucose and fructose, but with a different molecular structure than sucrose. Organic Isomaltulose has a mild and natural sweetness, similar to honey, and does not cause tooth decay. It is suitable for various applications in foods and beverages, such as bakery products, dairy products, sports drinks, energy bars, and confectionery.
How is Organic Isomaltulose produced?
Organic Isomaltulose is produced by enzymatic conversion of organic sucrose, followed by purification, concentration, crystallization, and drying. The production process complies with the organic standards and regulations of the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) and the European Union (EU).
What are the specifications of Organic Isomaltulose?
The specifications of Organic Isomaltulose are as follows:
|Appearance||White crystalline powder|
|Solubility||Soluble in water, very slightly soluble in ethanol|
|Assay||Not less than 98% of isomaltulose on the dry basis|
|Moisture||Not more than 7.0%|
|pH||4.5 – 6.5 (10% solution)|
|Ash||Not more than 0.05%|
|Heavy metals||Not more than 10 ppm|
|Lead||Not more than 1 ppm|
|Nickel||Not more than 2 ppm|
|Total plate count||Not more than 1000 cfu/g|
|Yeasts and molds||Not more than 100 cfu/g|
What are the benefits of Organic Isomaltulose?
Organic Isomaltulose has several benefits as a sweetener, such as:
- It provides a sustained and balanced energy supply, as it is slowly and completely digested and absorbed in the small intestine.
- It has a low glycemic index (GI) of 32, which means it does not cause a rapid rise and fall of blood glucose levels.
- It supports dental health, as it does not promote the growth of oral bacteria that cause tooth decay.
- It enhances the flavor and texture of foods and beverages, as it has good heat stability, low hygroscopicity, and high solubility.
- It is compatible with other sweeteners, such as stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit.