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Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate

Alternate Names

Hydrogenated Glucose Syrup, Maltitol Syrup, Sorbital Syrup

Description

The end product of hydrogenation of vegetable starches (usually corn syrup). Can be used as both an alternative sweetener and humectant. As a sweetener it can only provide up to 90% of the sweetness found in sugar and is usually combined with other artificial sweeteners such at sorbitol or mannitol. It helps to prevent crystallization in syrups.

Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate - Quick Stats
Names

Hydrogenated Glucose Syrup, Maltitol Syrup, Sorbital Syrup

Allergy Information

Uses

Sweetener, Humectant

Additional Information

Originally developed in Europe in the 1960's it is only approved to be used in the USA, Japan and Australia.



Found In

syrups, low calorie candies and beverages

Possible Health Effects

High amounts can cause upset stomachs

Allergy Information

May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, Wheat (Gluten), May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, Corn

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