Sorbitol Production Cost Analysis 2020
Sorbitol, which is less widely known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol with a sweet taste that the human body can metabolise slowly. It is an isomer of mannitol, which is also a sugar alcohol. It can be derived or extracted by the loss of glucose, that alters the converted aldehyde group or -CHO into the leading alcohol group. Most of the sorbitol is made from potato starch, but it is also found in nature, for instance, it is found in apples, pears, peaches, and in prunes. It is converted to fructose using sorbitol-6-phosphate 2-dehydrogenase.
Sorbitol is a sugar substitute and is nearly 60% sweeter than sucrose or table sugar. It is often utilised in diet foods, including diet drinks as well as ice cream, mints, cough syrups, or sugar-free chewing gum. It can be used as a laxative and for the treatment of hyperkalaemia.
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