The cost-effective, calorie-reduced sugar replacement
C☆Sorbidex® sorbitol – a polyol derived from the hydrogenation of sugars - from corn or wheat starch – is the most commonly used polyol. It offers a cost-effective solution when reducing calories and adding some bulk to formulations. It also balances mouthfeel and elasticity while offering good humidity and moisture control.
It adds to sensory enjoyment as it has a pleasant taste and a sweet-dextrose-like scent.
C☆Sorbidex™ has an energy value of 2.4 kcal/g, compared to full-calorie sweeteners’ 4 kcal/g.
Humidity & Moisture Control
C☆Sorbidex™ is an excellent humectant, providing smooth mouthfeel and texture. It helps to keep products soft and moist over an extended shelf life.
C☆Sorbidex™ is non-cariogenic and does not contribute to tooth decay.
Sorbitol occurs naturally in fruits such as plums and pears, and cabbage. Their extraction however is not a viable production method.
Sorbitol is obtained by the hydrogenation of sugars, derived from corn or wheat starch.
Cargill’s comprehensive sorbitol product range includes sorbitol powders with particle sizes ranging from coarse to very fine. It also includes low viscous syrups with high to lower crystallizing properties.
EU Labelling & Legislation
We recommend including sorbitol (E420i) and sorbitol syrup (E420ii) in the ingredient declaration on the labels of finished products.
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.