A high-quality sugar alternative
Maltidex® maltitol – a polyol derived from the hydrogenation of sugars - from corn or wheat starch – offers an easy one-to-one sucrose or full-calorie sweetener substitution while reducing calories.
It has a clean, pleasant taste and offers good humidity and moisture control, which stabilizes products, and improves texture and mouthfeel.
Maltidex® has an energy value of 2.4 kcal/g, compared to full-calorie sweeteners’ 4 kcal/g.
Higher Relative Sweetness
Maltidex® powder offers similar sweetness to sucrose. It has a natural, sweet taste and boost fruity flavors, and reduces the need for high-intensity sweeteners.
Maltidex® is non-cariogenic and does not contribute to tooth decay.
Although maltitol occurs in trace amounts in nature, their extraction is not a viable production method. Maltitol is obtained by the hydrogenation of sugars - from corn or wheat starch.
In addition to maltitol powder, Cargill offers a range of tailor-made syrups with varying maltitol content to suit the desired application. High-purity syrups offer high sweetness and lower viscosity, while lower-purity syrups offer lower sweetness and higher viscosity. As with all Cargill ingredients, the reliable quality and supply of Maltidex™ Maltitol is assured by Cargill’s extensive supply chain.
EU Labelling & Legislation
We recommend including maltitol (E965i) and maltitol syrup (E965ii) 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.