CAS Number: 58-86-6, 609-06-3 (L-Isomer), 41247-05-6 (Racemate)

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EC Number: 200-400-7

Mol. Formula: C5H10O5

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Bag Option for Xylose

What is Xylose?

Xylose is a naturally occurring sugar and a building block for various other compounds. Extracted from plants, it offers unique properties and finds applications in multiple industries. As a monosaccharide sugar derived from the fibrous parts of plant materials such as corn cobs, straw, and hardwood, Xylose is a component of several other valuable compounds.

The most common manufacturing process occurs via hydrolysis from a few raw materials and dissolving them into a blend. This blend is filtered, purified and evaporated before its final crystalization. The last step is refining, drying, milling and packing the Xylose.

Xylose plays a crucial role in the food industry as an ingredient with functional and nutritional benefits. It is often used as a sweetener, providing a mild and pleasant taste. Xylose is in low-calorie and sugar-free food products, including baked goods, dairy products, and more. Its unique properties make it an attractive alternative for individuals looking to reduce their sugar intake. The beverage industry extensively employs Xylose for its sweetening properties, making it a natural and low-calorie sweetener, useful for soft drinks, fruit juices, and flavoured waters. By incorporating Xylose, beverage manufacturers can offer healthier options without compromising taste.

The pharmaceutical industry uses Xylose due to its ability to enhance drug delivery systems. It is commonly an excipient in oral medications and capsules. Xylose's solubility and compatibility with active pharmaceutical ingredients contribute to improved drug stability and bioavailability. In the industrial sector, Xylose is one of the options for producing biofuels, bioplastics, and biochemicals. It serves as a feedstock for fermentation processes, yielding valuable products such as Ethanol and Xylitol. Xylose's conversion into these compounds promotes sustainability and reduces dependence on fossil fuels.

Xylose at Kilo Ltd.

Kilo Ltd. specializes in the supply of high-quality Xylose products. With our expertise in the industry, we aim to deliver superior Xylose solutions to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

We offer a wide range of Xylose options tailored to the requirements of the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial sectors. Our Xylose products undergo stringent quality control processes to ensure purity, consistency, and compliance with industry standards.

For more about Xylose or any other products and how they can benefit your business, get in touch. Our knowledgeable team is available to assist you. Feel free to call 01384 293 222, email or click any buttons on our website for more information.

Industry Applications

Foods | Baking, Ice Cream, Confectionery, Meats, Soups
Beverages | Fruit Juices, Soft Drinks, Flavoured Water
Pharmaceutical | Medicines, Cough Syrups
Animal Food | Pet Foods,
Industrial | Hydrogen Production, Polymer Production


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.