Frequently Asked

What is sorbitol?

Sorbitol is a naturally occurring monosaccharide polyhydric alcohol which can be found in fruits and berries. Commercially, sorbitol is produced by hydrogenating glucose under high pressure in the presence of a catalyst.

What are sorbitol's functional properties?

High Stability in thermal, chemical and microbial
Sorbitol color is stable during heating due to low RS value and don't contribute in mailard reaction. At 70% solution, sorbitol water activity is low preventing microbial growth. Sorbitol is sugar free therefore it's tooth friendly, it doesn't participate in mouth micro activity.

Reactive hydroxyl groups
Sorbitol has 6 hydroxyl groups enable to react with fatty acid in esterification process.

Moisture control / humectancy
Sorbitol don't absorb water from surrounding and don't release water from the system thus provide good water stability.

Sorbitol don't easily crystallize when used in the syrup preparation thus prevent cap locking on syrup bottle once it's opened.

Cryoprotective agent
High osmotic pressure of sorbitol act during freezing process and preventing cell damage due to ice formation.

How sweet is sorbitol in comparison to sugar?

Sorbitol in crystalline form is 60-70% the sweetness of sugar (sucrose).

How much calories energy contained per gram of sorbitol?

Sorbitol contains 2.6 kilo calories per gram in comparison to 4 kilo calories per gram of other carbohydrates such as sucrose.

However, please check local regulations.

Is sorbitol safe for person with diabetes?

Sorbitol don't use insuline during metabolism, therefore it's safe to be consumed by person with diabetes.

Are there any negative effects of consuming sorbitol?

Excessive consumption may lead to a slight laxative effect. If symptoms occur then consumption should cease and the symptoms will disappear.

What dosage of sorbitol can be safely consumed?

Individual dosage levels vary from person to person and depend on body weight, speed of consumption and individual sensitivity. Typically a daily dose of less than 20 gram in adults will not cause any discomfort.

How should sorbitol be stored?

Sorbitol in powder form should be stored in its original packaging in dry conditions ideally in a temperature range between 50-100 degrees Fahrenheit (10-38 degrees Celsius). These conditions will keep the sorbitol powder in a free flowing condition. However, over time, sorbitol powder will have a tendency to form lumps which if formed should be broken up before use.

Generally sorbitol liquid should be stored in an environment where the temperature is above approximately 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius). Below this temperature certain grade of sorbitol liquid may begin to slowly crystallize. Sorbitol liquid can be stored in its original packaging or in stainless steel, fiberglass or epoxy lined tanks.

How long is the expiry date of STBC's sorbitol powder?

We suggest a best before date for our product of 3 years from date of manufacture. Our stability studies show the product typically remains within specification for at least three years.

Does STBC's sorbitol have a Halal and Kosher certificates?

Yes, our sorbitol has valid Halal and Kosher certificates.

Which standards does STBC's sorbitol conform to?

Our product complies with numbers of pharmacopeia and food standards including BP, USP, EP, JP, FCC, KSFA, JSFA & JECFA.

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