Overview: What is Xylitol?
Xylitol is a chemical, white crystalline and soluble solid. It is classified by chemists as a sugar alcohol and a sugar substitute. It is commonly seen as a better dental option as an alternative to sugar, but without in-depth evidence to this point.
Xylitol occurs in nature, usually within plums and other fruits and veg, but is also manufactured artificially. Production occurs when Xylan is extracted, usually a side effect of processing Maize, Wheat or Rice. This is then Hydrolysed into Xylose, and then Xylitol after that. Following this, it is then milled, purified and packaged for resale. These processes can also include fermentation and in a more renewable and sustainable manner also.
As an alternative sweetening agent, you will find Xylitol in a range of food, beverage and personal care products across the country. It has a unique taste profile making it especially good in altering the overall taste of a product, thus making it a valuable differentiator to other sugars and sweeteners.
As it has the same sweetness as sugar, but with 40% fewer calories. Other additional factors include being more stable than most sugars and lowers the freezing point of various mixtures. As such, although it does not caramelise like sugars usually do, it becomes a good addition to many frozen desserts. This includes ice creams, cheesecakes and much more. Other applications include chewing gums, dietary supplements, toothpaste to name a few others.
Xylitol at Kilo Ltd.
Businesses throughout the UK and Ireland find Xylitol as a valuable ingredient in the manufacture of a range of products. Kilo, as a BRC Accredited and SEDEX Certified supplier, and work with customers to provide the highest quality Xylitol to your site. With 25kg packs, we can supply from a single bag to pallet lots and beyond - all to provide you with anything you require.
We hope this information is of interest and helps with helping learn about Xylitol and its applications. Should you require pricing, details or anything else, please feel free to get in touch with Kilo today - we are happy to help. We are available using any of the buttons on this page, via email or telephone on 01384 293 222.
|Foods|||||Ice Cream, Confectionery, Cheesecake|
|Pharmaceutical|||||Medicines, Cough Syrup, Chewing Gum, Toothpaste, Dietary Supplements|
This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.