sorbitol


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Related to sorbitol: xylitol, mannitol, aspartame

sorbitol

[′sor·bə‚tȯl]
(organic chemistry)
C6H8(OH)6 Combustible, white, water-soluble, hygroscopic crystals with a sweet taste; melt at 93 to 97.5°C (depending on the form); used in cosmetic creams and lotions, toothpaste, and resins; as a food additive; and for ascorbic acid fermentation.
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Sorbitol is a major source of vitamin C and is one of the major products used in a wide range of personal care goods such as toothpaste, skin care, hair care, shaving creams, and soaps among others.
The composition has a humectant selected from the group consisting of glycerin, sorbitol and combinations thereof.
[ClickPress, Thu Mar 28 2019] Adroit Market Research published a study titled, "Global Sorbitol and Maltitol Market Size 2017, by Product form (Liquid and Crystal), by Application (Personal care, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical and others), and by Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle-East & Africa) and Forecast 2018 to 2025".
While sweeteners may be deemed calorie free and sugar gives us 4 calories per gram, sugar alcohols lie between the two - sorbitol has 2.6kcal, xylitol 2.4kcal, mannitol 1.6kcal and erythritol 0-0.2kcal per gram.
The inability to ferment sorbitol or to produce [beta]-glucuronidase differentiates STEC O157 from [approximately equal to]90% of other gastrointestinal bacteria (5,12).
The excess glucose in lens is converted to sorbitol. Sorbitol pulls water into the lens, which in turn disrupts lens clarity and causes cataract (Gupta et al., 2007).
While obtaining thermoplastic starch (TPS) and thermoplastic grafted starch (TPGS), the starch and starch grafted granules lost their granular structure due to the presence of plasticizers (water, glycerol, or sorbitol), the heat, and the high shear stress conditions in the mixer.
Osmotic temperature, time, and sorbitol concentration were taken as independent variables to optimize WL rate and determine the efficiency of osmotic dehydration.
3) Vitamin C protects cells, preventing sugar found inside cells from converting into sorbitol, a sugar alcohol.
The lozenges have a chewy texture, a result of the combination of Arabic Gum and Sorbitol, which allows for the gradual release of the active ingredients menthol and eucalyptus oil.