Uses: Found in boiled sweets, toffee, lollipops, fudge, wafers, cough drops, throat lozenges, and a wide variety of other products.
Suitable for diabetics as it does not have a significant affect on blood glucose or serum insulin levels. Can cause softer than normal stool and intestinal gas.
Not permitted in infant foods.
Not listed for use in Australia.
Description: Isomalt, which is created from sucrose, has the same constituents of sugar and has similar uses. Isomalt is a combination of the sugar alcohols mannitol and sorbitol.
Because the same amount of isomalt is used in products as would be used if they were sweetened with sugar, isomalt containing products have the same appearance and texture as those made with sugar.