Xylitol is present in small quantities in all kinds
of fruits, like berries and vegetables.But it is not economical to
produce xylitol on commercial scale from these sources.
Xylitol has the same sweetening effect as sucrose and can be substituted for sugar.Due
to its cooling effect on the tongue and its anti-cavity property, it is widely
used in tooth paste.It is also regarded as the best of all nutritive sugar substitutes with respect to carries
prevention.It can be metabolized independently of insulin in human body, producing the same amount of energy ( 4
kcal/gm) and hence it is widely used in all diabetic foods.
Xylitol is also used as a non-sugar sweetener in children chewing vitamins, gums,
tablets, cough syrups, mouth washes, tooth pastes etc.Xylitol is used in hard candies, mints,
sugarless chocolates, gelatins, puddings, jams, baked foods and ice-creams.At present, the biggest use of xylitol is in
the manufacture of chewing gums.
Sugarcane bagasse contain pentosans,
which are mainly composed of xylan and araban.Xylan is a polysacharride of plant tissue, which on hydrolysis gives
rise to D-xylose.This is also known as wood sugar, which has a sweet taste.By hydrogenation of xylose,xylitol (which is a sugar alcohol) is produced.
Goodrich offers Xylose/Xylase plant from sugarcane
bagasse, with a capacity of 1500 tons per annum.The technology is from China.
For more details, please contact –
Goodrich Sugar & Chemical Complex Limited
No. 16, 2nd Main, 2nd Cross,
AECS Layout 3rd Stage,
Sanjaynagar, Bangalore – 560 094,
|Ph: 0091 - 80 – 23411400|
Fax: 0091 - 80 – 23410388