Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol used in food and beverage formulations as a sweetener and humectant.
Sorbitol is a popular ingredient among manufacturers due to its ability to provide sweetness without adding calories, with about 60% of the sweetness of sugar, but only containing 2.6 calories per gram. Its hygroscopic properties allow it to retain moisture, which can improve texture and shelf life. Sorbitol is also used as a bulking agent as it is less sweet than sugar, enabling larger quantities to be used without making products too sweet.
Sorbitol is one of a number of sweeteners we supply at North Central, including: