SORBITOL 70% SOLUTION:
BBM CHEMICALS specializes in producing world class Sorbitol 70% (Non Crystalline) from Starch. Sorbitol is a sugar substitute. It is listed under the inactive ingredients listed for some foods and products. Its INS number and E-number is 420. Sorbitol has approximately 60% the sweetness of sucrose (table sugar). Sorbitol is referred to as a nutritive sweetener because it provides dietary energy: 2.6 kilocalories (11 kilojoules) per gram versus the average 4 kilocalories (17 kilojoules) for carbohydrates.
It is often used in diet foods (including diet drinks and ice cream), mints, cough syrups, and sugar-free chewing gum. It also occurs naturally in many stone fruits and berries from trees of the genus Sorbus. Sorbitol often is used in modern cosmetics as a humectant and thickener. Sorbitol often is used in mouthwash and toothpaste. Some transparent gels can be made only with sorbitol, as it has a refractive index sufficiently high for transparent formulations. It is also used frequently in “sugar free” chewing gum. Sorbitol sometimes is used as a sweetener and humectant in cookies and other foods that are not identified as “dietary” items.