Xylose

Xylose

Xylose is a natural 5-carbon sugar(pentose) .It’s white crystalline powder.

 

Characteristics:
1.Sweetness and flavor 
The sweetness of xylose is about 72% that of cane sugar similar to glucose. Xylose Can improve the flavor and taste of sweets and inhibit peculiar smell.
2.Do not be digested and absorbed by hunman body
Xylose will not be digested and absorbed by hunman body, so xylose as a no caloric sweeteners,  don’t increase blood sugar value and have good tolerance , eat more xylose will not bring abdominal distension and diarrhea. Not utilized by oral microbes, and has part of similar function as dietary fiber. reduce serum cholesterol and prevent colon cancer and so on.
3.Good compatibility
Xylose has good compatibility. Add xylose in any proportion in food. Heat with amino acid will induce maillard reaction and enhance flavoured effects.

4.Health care function
Xylose can activate and promote bifidobacteria which is beneficial bacterium for human health. Consumption of xylose can improve human micro-ecological environment and improve immune ability
5.Reducibility
Xylose is a kind of reducing sugar, it can be used to produce xylitol by hydrogenation action under catalyst.It also can produce glycoside and hydroxy acid to replace glycerin substitutes and organic acids

Aplication:
  • Good and healthy sweetener without calorie in food and beverage which is suitable for obesity and diabetes.
  • Flavor modifier in the meat processing and thermal processing of cereal products.
  • Produce raw materials for meat flavor
  • Synthesise caramel pigment which was be used as colorant and high-grade soy sauce color in food and beverage.
  • Produce food antioxidant
  • Produce edible organic acids

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