Sorbitol syrup

Sorbitol syrup

Product family: Polyols
Brand name: Meritol®
Labelling: (ii) Sorbitol or E420
Polyols can be used at quantum satis level in all food applications, except beverages. Above 10% in the final product, a special notice has to be added to the label: “Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect” (96/21/EC)

Sorbitol syrup is sugar-free, low calorie and non cariogenic bulk sweetener.

Tereos Starch & Sweeteners has two interchangeable manufacturing facilities, located close to the market, ensuring continuous and sustainable supply.
Tereos Starch & Sweeteners supplies both Crystallising and Non-Crystallising sorbitol solutions.

Visual aspect

It is a clear, colourless and slightly sweet syrup.

Production process

It is obtained by hydrogenation of liquid dextrose, derived from hydrolysis of starch.

Major characteristics

Sorbitol content: available in different grades covering the range between 75 (Non-Crystallising) and 98 % (Crystallising) of dry substance.
Dry substance: available in different grades covering the range between 70 and 80 % (both Crystallising and Non-Crystallising solutions).
Reducing sugars: from < 0.1% (Crystallising) to < 0.2% (Non-Crystallising)

Technological properties

  • Bulk sweetener for sugar replacement and cost-effective alternative to intense sweeteners
  • Sweetening power of about 50% versus sugar
  • Sugars and calorie reduction
  • Cooling effect, refreshing taste
  • High stability
  • Cryoprotective agent
  • Moisture control, humectant

Nutrition & health properties

  • Sugar-free
  • Low caloric value 2.4 kcal/g
  • Low Glycaemic Index
  • Dental health: does not promote tooth decay

Contact request


  • Chewing gums
  • Snack bars
  • Confectionery
  • Sweet biscuits
  • Dairy and frozen desserts
  • Surimi

Recipe sheets

  • Cereal bars
  • Centre-filled chewing gum, chewing gum
  • Reduced sugars sorbet

Recipe sheets are available upon request.


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