E965 - Maltitol

E965, also known as maltitol, is a polyol sweetener from the polyol family (or sugar alcohols).


Maltitol is widely used in the food industry as an alternative to sugar due to its sweetening properties and physical characteristics. As with any sweetener or food additive, it is essential to adhere to the recommended usage guidelines and consider individual nutritional needs.

Characteristics of Maltitol (E965):

  • Origin: Maltitol is a polyol derived from maltose, a sugar present in starch.
  • Composition: It belongs to the polyol family and is composed of two glucose units chemically linked.
  • Taste: It has a sweet taste and is used as a sugar substitute because of its sweetening power.
  • Appearance: Maltitol is generally in the form of a white powder.

Physical Properties:

  • Solubility: It is soluble in water.
  • Texture: It has a crystalline texture similar to sugar.

Common Uses:

  • Sweetener: Used as a sugar substitute in various food products, including candies, chewing gums, sugar-free desserts, etc.
  • Bakery Products: Can be used in bakery products to provide sugar-free sweetness.
  • Sweetening Power: Maltitol has a sweetening power close to that of sugar but with fewer calories.
  • Low Glycemic Impact: It has a lower impact on blood sugar compared to sugar, making it an option for those on a low-carb or diabetic diet.
  • Less Cariogenic: Maltitol is less conducive to the development of dental cavities than sugar.
  • Digestive Tolerance: Well-tolerated by most people, although excessive consumption may cause gastrointestinal issues in some sensitive individuals.
  • Usage Quantity: Used in moderate amounts in food products.

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