The safety of erythritol has been recognized internationally. The US FDA approved erythritol as a food ingredient in 1997 and allowed foods that use erythritol to be labeled “good for dental health.”
Due to its anti-caries properties, erythritol has been used in functional food.
Caries is a disease caused by multiple factors, especially related to Streptococcus mutans among bacterial factors.
Toothpaste is a good carrier for erythritol to exert its effectiveness of anti-caries. Because erythritol is safer than fluorine in children, special toothpaste made of erythritol is good for children’s oral health.
Erythritol is a good flavoring agent and excipient in the health care industry.
Studies have found that on production of isomalt-oligosaccharide health-care effervescent tablets, if erythritol and sucralose are compounded and used, it will has a synergistic effect on sweetness level and sweet taste, and improve the taste significantly.
Meanwhile, erythritol can mask the potential undesirable properties in the ingredients of effervescent tablets, reduce astringency and irritation, and also have a cool taste. Therefore, erythritol can also used as a cooling agent.
In addition, erythritol is not easily degraded by enzymes, does not participate in sugar metabolism, and does not cause changes in blood sugar. So erythritol can be used in functional food and is suitable for diabetic patients.
Post time: Aug-07-2020