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IsoMaltidex™ Isomalt

IsoMaltidex Isomalt

Reduced-calorie bulk sweetener for unwrapped candies

IsoMaltidexTM isomalt – a polyol derived from the hydrogenation of sugars - from sugar cane or beet – offers mild sweetness, while contributing important nutritive and functional properties. 

It’s ideal for creating great-tasting, reduced-sugars and no added sugars confectionery products.

Calorie and Sugar Reduction
IsoMaltidex™ has an energy value of 2.4 kcal/g, versus the 4 kcal/g energy value of full-calorie sweeteners.

IsoMaltidex™ is a bulk sweetener with a very clean, sucrose-like taste profile and significant body and smooth mouthfeel. Liquid isomalt/ maltitol grades include maltitol syrup for sufficient sweetness. When using pure crystalline isomalt and isomalt liquid, addition of high-intensity sweeteners may be desired.

Tooth Friendly
IsoMaltidex™ is non-cariogenic and does not contribute to tooth decay.

Non-hygroscopic isomalt crystals do not absorb water, which is essential for hard candies and coatings, and can also contribute to extended shelf life.



Cereal Sweeteners Applications - Bakery Cereal Sweeteners Applications - Confectionery Cereal Sweeteners Applications - Dairy and Ice Cream Cereal Sweeteners Applications - Fruit Processing Snacks


Production process

  • Isomalt (or polyhydric alcohols) is obtained by the hydrogenation of sugars - from cane or beet.
  • Isomalt does not occur in nature.

Cargill offers both crystalline and liquid grades of isomalt for ultimate flexibility and cost optimization. As with all Cargill ingredients, the reliable quality and supply of IsomaltiDexTM is assured by Cargill’s extensive supply chain.

Labeling & Legislation

We recommend including isomalt or E953 in the ingredient declaration on the labels of finished products.

Our Offer

Cargill offers an extensive range of high-quality polyols for food, pharma and feed applications. Our offer consists of different formats and particle sizes.


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.