What is Xylitol E967?
Xylitol E967 is probably the best known sugar alcohol (sugar polyol). It looks and tastes like sugar but has lower calories and a much smaller glycemic index.
Xylitol E967 is white crystalline powder, a new natural sweetener mostly made from corncob. Chemical manufacturing process is from Xylose (from corncob) among China Xylitol manufacturers, it may be from birch tree bark from abroad manufacturers. It’s sweetness level equals to sugar. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that can be found in various plants such as vegetables, fruits and wild mushrooms.
Other names for Xylitol
Other names for xylitol like Birch Sugar, E967, 1,2,3,4,5-Pentahydroxypentane, Xylite, CAS Number 87-99-0
Chemical Formula: C5H12O5
Xylitol E967 properties
Xylitol E967 is white crystal or crystalized powder.
Its sweetness taste is equal to cane sugar, cold in taste as it absorb lots of energy when melts.
Xylitol E967 dissolve easily in water (the solubility in water around 160g/100ml), and slightly dissolved in ethanol and methanol. When dissolving in water, Xylitol can absorb heat, and has a cool sense in taste. It is a functional sugar alcohol with physiological activity and nutrition value.
One gram of xylitol contains 2.43 kilocalories (10.2 kilojoules), which is about 63% as much as one gram of sugar, which has 3.87 kcal (16.2 kJ).
Melting point = 198-205° F (92-96° C)
When xylitol dissolves in your mouth, it actually makes your mouth colder as xylitol melts can absorb many energy. xylitol is the real thing in terms of dropping degrees.
Xylitol and blood sugar
Xylitol E967 looks and tastes like sugar, but has fewer calories and doesn’t raise blood sugar levels.
Xylitol E967 has fewer calories than sugar. (63% for the same sweetness) It has a very low glycemic index (Only 10 – sugar is 65) and this makes it suitable as part of a diabetic diet.
Only up to 50% of the ingested xylitol is absorbed in the small intestine, the rest passes to the large intestine where it is fermented by the beneficial colonic bacteria to short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and gases. The unabsorbed xylitol attracts water from the intestinal wall so it can cause diarrhea if consumed in excess. Once absorbed, xylitol can be metabolized and can provide 2.4 kilocalories per gram or it can be converted to glycogen (the glucose store in the liver)
Xylitol E967 Nutritional Information
Xylitol E967 is free from colours, anti-oxidants and preservatives. The nutritional information as follows:
|Per 100 g
|Min 99.8 g
|Of Which Sugars
|Of Which Polyos
|Of Which Starch
|Shellfish & Shellfish Derivatives
|Nuts and Nuts Derivatives
|240 kcal / 1000 KJ
What does Xylitol E967 do?
Xylitol E967 has no Aldehyde or Ketone radicel, no Maillard Browning reaction when get heating, is good to produce different bakery foods.
Xylitol can promote multiplication of Bafidobacterium and beneficial bacteria in the intestines, to improve gastrointestinal function, is a widely used functional additive by its high activity.
Xylitol is not fermented by yeast, can be the inert substrate for microbe, food containing Xylitol can prolong own shelf life.
Xylitol has moisture absorption character, so the refection added in Xylitol will last longer softness than being added the sucrose, always used in making cakes, breads and etc.
Xylitol’s cooling sensation can enhance the taste of food with mint and spearmint.
Xylitol production or Manufacturing process
The production is most often extracted from corncobs among China Xylitol E967 manufacturers.corncobs contain the xylan hemicellulose, which is extracted and hydrolyzed into xylose. Xylose is then hydrogenated into Xylitol through chemical manufacturing process.
Xylitol Food Grade: Crystals and Powder
Xylitol commonly sold as crystals, and the mesh size like 10-30mesh, 20-80mesh, 30-80mesh crystals. There are also Xylitol power in the market but the uses is little compared with crystals.