Maltitol, CAS# 585-88-6, is a sugar alcohol manufactured through hydrogenation of maltose obtained from starch, available as White crystal. Maltitol is widely used as sweetener as it has 75-90% of the sweetness of sucrose. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E965.
1. Maltitol can cause stomach and abdominal pain when taken more than 40g per serving. 2. Maltitol poses lexative effect when ingusted in large quantity. 3. Maltitol can cause excessive gas and flatulence.
As Maltitol is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Maltitol for long period.
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Maltitol could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Maltitol in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Maltitol for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Maltitol is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
No breaking news or public health crises reported about Maltitol reported up to now.
* Want to report news about this ingredient, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your knowledge can help us to uncover more truthes about food ingredients to customers.
1. Effects of sugar-free chewing gum sweetened with xylitol or maltitol on the development of gingivitis and plaque: a randomized clinical trial. [Int J Dent Hyg. 2014 Mar]
Author: Keukenmeester R, Slot D, Rosema N, Van Loveren C, Van der Weijden G.
2. Digestive tolerance and postprandial glycaemic and insulinaemic responses after consumption of dairy desserts containing maltitol and fructo-oligosaccharides in adults. [Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 May]
Author: Respondek F, Hilpipre C, Chauveau P, Cazaubiel M, Gendre D, Maudet C, Wagner A.
3. The genotoxic and teratogenic effects of maltitol in rats. [Toxicol Ind Health. 2013 Nov]
Author: Canimoglu S, Rencuzogullari E.