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Lactitol

Lactitol, a sugar alcohol derived from lactose (milk sugar), is a versatile, reduced calorie sweetener.

It provides a pleasant mild sweetness with no aftertaste and is ideal in formulations where bulking with a low sweetness is required. 

Where increased sweetness is required, lactitol can be blended with intense or bulk sweeteners, useful for low calorie or bulk foods. In reduced fat formulations, total or partial substitution of sucrose with lactitol can achieve greater calorie reductions.   

With a glycemic index of just 3 Lactitol has a negligible effect on blood sugar levels so can be used successfully in diabetic foods as well as products aimed at lifestyle dieting.

As a sugar-free, low glycemic and tooth friendly sugar replacement, lactitol is a key ingredient for food and confectionery formulators. As it is derived from lactose, it is particularly beneficial in milk-containing applications.  So it is often used in chocolate, ice cream and baked goods to replace sucrose and improve taste, flavor and nutritional profiles.

Its low hygroscopicity also makes it ideal for use in crisp baked products like biscuits, giving them a longer crisp shelf life.

Key benefits

  • Sugar free
  • Low calorie
  • Wide regulatory approval, including the USA, Canada and Japan, and listed in the EU Sweetener Directive.

Format

Lactictol is available under crystalline or milled form, with monohydrate or anhydrous characteristics. Suitable for any application.

Product Benefit Application
Crystalline
- Lactitol MC
- Lactitol AC
Monohydrate
Anhydrous
All

Milled- Lactitol CM

- Lactitol ACM

Monohydrate
Anhydrous
All, primarily chocolate

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