E966 — пищевая добавка, антифламинг, подсластитель: лактит, lactitol (Е966)

Lactitol is a low-caloric sugar-free bulk sweetener that is a member of the polyols or sugar alcohols. It has about 40% of the sweetness of sucrose (sugar) with a clean sweet taste with no aftertaste, that can also be used synergistically with other sweeteners like acesulfame K, aspartame, neotame, saccharin and sucralose. Lactitol is a disaccharide produced by the hydrogenation of lactose derived from whey (milk). It is an odourless white crystalline powder which is stable at high temperatures and varying pH making it useful in prolonging the shelf life of products. It does not brown or caramelise as do sugars, retains moisture in baked goods, adds texture, and is an anti-crystallisation agent.

Laxative in high concentrations of over 20g per day. Lactitol is partly absorbed and metabolised as glucose by the body; the remaining fraction is fermented in the large intestine. During fermentation, gases are produced, which may cause bloating and flatulence. In intolerant persons it can act as a laxative. Side effects normally occur after an intake of 25-30 grams in a single dose, which is far above the usage in normal foods. Lactitol can be used by all religious groups and vegetarians, but not by vegans, as the source is milk sugar. The term carbohydrate alcohol is a chemical definition; lactitol does not contain alcohol (ethanol).

Common Uses

Used in baked goods especially biscuits, ice-cream, chocolate, hard- and soft-boiled candies, instant beverages, low-calorie preserves, jams and jellies, icings and frostings, and chewing gum.



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