Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2020-08-13 Origin: Site
Xylitol, a crystalline alcohol C5H12O5 that is a derivative of xylose, is obtained especially from birch bark, and is used as a sweetener.
Xylitol, as a functional sweetener, can participate in sugar metabolism in human body.
Xylitol can promote glycogen synthesis and slow down the production of fatty acids in plasma.
Because xylitol is not fermented and used by bacteria in the mouth, it can inhibit the growth of Streptococcus and Streptococcus aerogens, thus playing a role in preventing dental caries. In addition, the fresh and sweet taste of xylitol can also promote the secretion of saliva, replenish phosphorus and calcium in saliva, and promote the natural repair of teeth.
Development and application of xylitol in food industry:
1. In baked foods, sugar-free cakes using liquid xylitol will not have a Browning reaction after baking, and have a lighter surface color and a better taste.
2. Xylitol can be compounded with other sugar alcohols and fructose, and can also be used alone in sugar-free tea drinks, fruit juice drinks and health drinks.In addition, xylitol can control caloric value, stabilize and protect nutrients from damage.
3. Xylitol, instead of glucose, can make sake fragrant, sweet, and reduce microbial spoilage.
4. Xylitol is used as the filling sweetener instead of sucrose to produce candy. Aspartame and saccharin are not required to be added as strong sweeteners.
Benefits of xylitol
1.Xylitol do bai patient's urine sugar sweeteners, du nutrition supplements and auxiliary agents zhi: xylitol is a dao body sugar metabolic intermediates, without insulin affect glucose metabolism in the body, don't need insulin to promote, xylitol can also through the cell membrane, absorbed by the organization to use, to the nutrition and energy for cells, and will not cause a rise in blood sugar levels, eliminate the sanduo symptoms of diabetes after taking (food, drinks, urine), is the most suitable for people with diabetes eat nutritional sugar substitute.
2.Xylitol improves liver function: Xylitol can promote liver glycogen synthesis, blood sugar will not rise, it has the effect of improving liver function and anti-fatty liver in patients with liver disease, it has obvious curative effect on hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis B and liver cirrhosis, it is the ideal auxiliary drug for patients with hepatitis complications.
3.Xylitol's anti-caries function: xylitol's anti-caries property has the best effect among all sweeteners. Firstly, xylitol cannot be fermented and used by the bacteria that produce dental caries in the mouth, and inhibits the growth of streptococcus and the production of acid.Secondly, it can promote saliva secretion, slow down the ph decline, reduce the teeth acid erosion, prevent dental caries and reduce the production of plaque, can strengthen the teeth.
4.Xylitol weight loss function: xylitol provides energy for the human body, synthesis of glycogen, reduce the consumption of protein in fat and liver tissue, so that the liver is protected and repaired, eliminate the generation of harmful ketone body in the human body, will not be worried about getting fat because of consumption.Can be widely used in food, medicine, light industry and other fields.