ERYLITE®

Erythritol

CAS Registry Number:

[149-32-6]

Chemical Formula:

C4H10O4

E-Number:

E968

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General information

ERYLITE® is a novel bulk sweetener with a caloric value close to zero. Chemically, it is a four-carbon sugar alcohol (polyol). ERYLITE® is produced by microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate substrate. It is the only sugar alcohol that is considered to be natural.

ERYLITE® is a white odourless crystalline material or powder of high purity. ERYLITE® occurs naturally in a wide variety of foods, including many fruits and mushrooms, as well as in fermented foods such as cheese, wine, beer, and soy sauce. Its sweetening profile is very close to sucrose, while its sweetness amounts up to 60 - 70 % of the sweetness of sucrose.

ERYLITE®'s metabolic profile is unique. It is readily absorbed in the small intestine and is excreted unchanged. Only about 5 % of the intrinsic caloric value of ERYLITE® is provided to the body. This metabolic profile leads to the extremely low effective caloric value of ERYLITE®.

ERYLITE® is non-cariogenic and has a zero glycemic index. ERYLITE® has the highest digestive tolerance of all polyols used in food.

Specifications

Jungbunzlauer ERYLITE® is supplied in accordance with the current requirements of the Food Chemical Codex (FCC) and the European food additives purity criteria on E968.

ERYLITE® is available in a granular fine grade.

ERYLITE® is available in 20 kg net polyethylene bags.

Properties

  • Natural
  • Clean sweet taste
  • 60 - 70 % as sweet as sucrose
  • Adds body and mouthfeel
  • Masks off-tastes, e.g. of intense sweeteners or caffeine
  • No calories
  • Zero glycemic index
  • High digestive tolerance / non-laxative
  • Non-cariogenic
  • Qualitative and quantitative synergies with intense sweeteners
  • Cooling effect upon dissolution
  • Heat stable up to 180°C
  • No Maillard browning reaction
  • Causes freezing point depression
  • Very low hygroscopicity

Applications

  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Adds a cooling sensation
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Adds a cooling sensation
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
    • Enables use of health claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Improves tooth-friendliness
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds mouth-feel
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds mouth-feel
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds mouth-feel
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds mouth-feel
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
  • Plant-based
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds mouth-feel
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Improves tooth-friendliness
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
    • Enables use of health claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds mouth-feel
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
    • Enables use of health claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds mouth-feel
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Improves tooth-friendliness
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
    • Enables use of health claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Improves tooth-friendliness
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
    • Enables use of health claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Reduces or replaces sugars
    • Reduces calories
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Lowers the glycaemic index
    • Improves tooth-friendliness
    • Enables use of nutrition claims
    • Enables use of health claims
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness in lipsticks, lip glosses and lip balms
  • Functions:
    • Adds a cooling sensation
    • Improves skin moisture
  • Functions:
    • Improves skin moisture
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Fights cariogenic bacteria
    • Enhances taste profile by masking off-flavours (e.g. of high intensity sweeteners)
    • Adds a cooling sensation
  • Functions:
    • Improves skin moisture
  • Functions:
    • Provides sweetness
    • Improves skin moisture
  • Bitterness masking agent
  • Bulking agent or carrier
  • Sweetener
  • Tablet disintegrant
  • Tablet or capsule diluent

Documents

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Natural, zero-calorie sweeteners
Article
ERYLITE® Erythritol in shampoo
Published: 10/2023
Article
ERYLITE® Erythritol boosts natural hair conditioner
Published: 05/2023

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