Xylitol and xylose can be as chemical raw materials. Xylitol can be for producing surfactants and alkyd resins. In the tanning industry, get a colorless leather tanning agent by inhibition. Xylitol has good moisturizing properties and high compatibility so it can replace glycerol and apply in daily chemical industry to produce skin care products. In addition, xylitol can also be mixed with xylooligosaccharides as the humectant that be sprayed on the tobacco to keep the moistness of the tobacco.
Xylitol-based glucoside, xylitol, and anhydroxylitol are innovative structural moisturizing active ingredients developed by the French company Seppic, which are compose of xylitol-based glucoside of 30-50%,anhydroxylitol of 20-35% and xylitol of 3-20%. This combination gets a new type of moisturizer which has the function of moisturizing and rebuilding skin structure. It can promote the increase of skin hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulfatem ,and the moisture content of the epidermis, improve the content of ceramide synthesis, strengthen the skin barrier, and reduce water loss.
Xylose can be as a raw material of xylitol, hydrogenated and catalyzed to produce xylitol, which is what we often call raw material grade xylose. In addition, xylose can also be used to produce glycoside glycerol, such as ethylene glycol xyloside , xyloside and do on.
With the improvement of people’s living standards, diets are becoming more and more diversified. The way of unhealthy diets has led to a growing number of sub-healthy people such as diabetes and dental caries caused by more sugar intake. And xylitol, xylose and other substances can effectively replace sugar in life.
Xylitol has the function of preventing dental caries and regulating the stomach and intestines, and what’s more, it can be metabolized without participation of insulin after entering the human body. It will not increase blood sugar level in human body. So it can be as a sweetener for diabetic patients. To a certain extent, it can stabilize the blood sugar level in human body.
Xylitol is widely used in beverages, involving many different types of beverages, including dairy products, milk beverages, protein beverages, plant beverages, functional beverages, solid beverages, eight-treasure porridge and other products. Different types satisfy different groups of people. Demand.
Application of xylitol in beverages
Ordinary beverages are generally made by adding sucrose and a certain amount of acid and other ingredients. Sugar-free beverages can be combined with xylitol and maltitol in a ratio of 1:1 under low temperature conditions to achieve a soft and mellow taste of the finished beverage. , No need to add any high-strength sweeteners, the finished product is refreshing and pleasant. Xylitol can be compounded with other sugar alcohols and fructose, and can also be used alone in sugar-free tea beverages, fruit juice beverages and health beverages. In addition, xylitol can also control the caloric value, stabilize and protect the nutrients from damage, and improve the aftertaste, plastid and cooling sensation of beverages.
Application of xylitol in alcohol and health products
It can be used as a wine additive to improve the quality of wine. Japanese research believes that adding 0.15% to 3% xylitol can improve the color, aroma and taste of wine. For example, adding 0.13% of xylitol to synthetic alcohol instead of glucose can make the sake fragrant and mellow, the sweetness is soft, and it has the characteristics of reducing microbial corruption. A similar result was achieved by adding 0.15% to 2% xylitol to whiskey. Adding 1.15% of xylitol to liquor can make liquor taste smooth and mellow. my country's Baoding Distillery applies xylitol to Red Grain Daqu with an amount of 1% as a flavoring agent. According to the evaluation, the fragrance is richer and fuller than before, the taste is mellow, and the aftertaste is sweet and long. Xylitol is also favored by the health care products and health food industries due to its rich functionality, and is widely used in health care products such as tablets.
Application of Xylitol in Yogurt
As a new type of functional factor that can improve gastrointestinal function, xylitol has very high functional characteristics and is a promising functional additive factor. Sugar-free yogurt made with xylitol, because of the nutritional value of milk, can promote the proliferation of bifidobacteria and the digestion and absorption of nutrients, as well as improve human immunity and other health care functions, it has become more and more popular among middle-aged and children Dairy products. And because of its weight loss effect, it is especially popular among women. If jams, fruit pieces, natural pigments and flavors are added to make yogurt with different flavors, it can meet the needs of consumers with different tastes for nutrition and health care.
Sugar-free beverages such as xylitol have become the development trend of the industry. People are more inclined to buy low-sugar or sugar-free beverages while pursuing a healthy lifestyle.
With the introduction of the "Healthy China" strategy and the rapid development of the big health industry, healthy lifestyles are increasingly sought after by people, which also makes low-sugar and sugar-free foods gradually enter people's vision and gradually occupy a place.
Xylitol has the effects of preventing dental caries, not raising blood sugar, regulating gastrointestinal and improving liver function. Using these functional characteristics of xylitol, it can be used in the food industry to improve food flavor and adjust food taste, such as using xylitol to protect food. The tooth, not used by oral microorganisms, can be widely used in chewing gum coating.
Chewing gums and candies with xylitol as the main sweetener have been officially recognized by many national dental health associations. Xylitol is used as a bulking sweetener instead of sucrose to produce candies without the need to add aspartame and saccharin. Powerful sweetener, no boiling phenomenon occurs during the manufacturing process, and less space, equipment, time and energy are required for recrystallization. The made candies have a better taste than other "non-sucrose" candies, pure sweetness, refreshing and cold , No bad aftertaste. Due to the special molecular structure, Maillard reaction does not occur. The sugar body is stable in color when boiled sugar, can withstand the high temperature of boiled sugar, and is not easy to decompose. Chocolate made with xylitol is suitable for diabetics. Like fructose, sorbitol or mannitol, xylitol can replace sucrose in chocolate products.
In the application of sugar-free pastries, sugar-free pastries do not use sucrose from the filling to the dough, but use various "sugar-free sweeteners" that have sweetness, and do not generate or have very low calories to replace sucrose. , Sugar-free cake with xylitol will not have Maillard browning reaction after baking, the surface color is lighter, and the taste is better.
Xylose has the effects of preventing dental caries, not raising blood sugar, moisturizing bowel movements, and has Maillard reaction after heating. Using these characteristics of xylose, refined xylose can replace sucrose to produce sugar-free candies, beverages, desserts, etc. It can be added to meat and food products in a small amount to enhance the flavor and fragrance.
In short, the health industry will gradually become one of the industries that people are most concerned about. The improvement of people's living standards and the emphasis on health will become the biggest opportunity for the development of the xylitol industry.
· It can improve the feed attraction and palatability of the feed, increase the feed intake; promote growth and development;
· It is absorbed by Bifidobacterium after entering the large intestine, promoting the reproduction of Bifidobacterium and improving digestion.
The use of xylose in heating has the characteristics of Maillard reaction. Adding xylose to the processing of meat products can effectively improve the appearance of meat and increase appetite.
Japanese food companies have more characteristics in using xylose, and there are more than 70 domestic meat products companies that are qualified to export to Japan to use xylose.