DESCRIPTION

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that has been approved for use as a food additive in the United States and throughout much of the world. It occurs naturally in some fruit and fermented foods. Erythritol is 60–70% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar).

Erythritol is a white, anhydrous, non-hygroscopic, crystalline substance with a mild sweetness and appearance similar to sucrose. As a bulk sweetener, erythritol provides volume, texture and microbiologic stability similar to sucrose. Erythritol is 60-70% as sweet as sucrose, depending on the food system. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol.

Chemical Name: 1,2,3,4-Butanetetrol

CAS: 149-32-6

Molecular Weight: 122.12

Formula: C4H10O4

SUGGESTED USES

Beverages, Baked Goods, Frozen Dairy Desserts, Chewing gum, Hard candies, Fats and Oils, Snack Foods, Yogurt, Gelatins, Sauces, Syrups, Breakfast Cereals, Condiments

SPECIFICATIONS

Test Item Specification
Appearance White crystal granule / powder
Sensory Clean Sweet Taste, No Unusual Odor
pH 5.0 – 7.0
Loss on Drying ≤ 0.2%
Assay (Dried Basis) 99.5% – 100.5%
Melting Point 119º C – 123º C
Residue on Ignition ≤ 0.1%
Reducing Sugars ≤ 0.3%
Ribitol and Glycerol ≤ 0.1%
Lead  ≤ 1 ppm
Arsenic  ≤ 2 ppm

FORMS

Powder & Granular

PACKAGING

25 kg net weight fiber drums with inner liner or as otherwise agreed upon.

SHIPPING & HANDLING

Transport under cool, dry conditions.

STORAGE

Erythritol should be stored in well closed containers in a clean, dry and odor free environment.

SHELF LIFE

The shelf life of this material is 2 years from the date of manufacture if
stored in a cool, dry environment.

CONFORMITY WITH

This material is Kosher, Parve and Halal Certified.