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Food & Flavour - Betawell Special Sugars

Our special sugars are naturally occurring, rare sugars that are derived from vegetable raw materials. We guarantee the security of supply and preserve the natural origin in our own processing plant. Our laboratory technicians can provide you with their expertise and support.

Betawell special sugars are naturally occurring rare sugars derived from vegetable raw materials. The sugars are produced in a mild process that preserves their natural origin. Cosun Biobased Products guarantees the security of supply of these ingredients as the company has been processing the source materials for over 100 years. Our qualified laboratory personnel can assist you with your application, formulation and conversion needs. The special sugars range consists of L-Arabinose in powder and syrup form.

L-Arabinose is a versatile and reactive sugar that is suitable for applications in flavours as reducing sugar in Maillard reactions and in food & beverages as a dietary and prebiotic sweetener.

Flavour applications
Betawell Arabinose is used for the production of sweet and savoury flavours by reaction with amino acids to produce peptides. The peptides determine the flavour profile of the product. Arabinose is more reactive and suitable as xylose. Cosun Biobased Products produces arabinose in both powder and syrup form. According to EU regulation 872-2012 arabinose containing syrups can  be labeled a natural process flavouring as long as the Maillard reaction is performed under the conditions defined in the EU regulation. Betawell Arabinose is natural and does not require an E number.

Sweetener applications
Arabinose is normally added up to a 5wt% content to regular sugar. Arabinose causes succinase inhibition in the small intestine which results in a 20-30% reduction in the absorption of sucrose. At the same time the glucose produced is released into the body more gradually and thereby lowers the Glycaemic Index of the sucrose. Beneficial effects of these two mechanisms are a dietary effect, prevention of obesity, increased control of blood pressure and improvement in bowel movement. The sweetness profile of these sucrose/arabinose mixtures is virtually equal to pure sucrose.
  Product* Purity
[wt% DS]
Betawell Ara-P >99,5 standard product
Betawell Ara-50 40 as 45 wt% DS syrup
Betawell Ara-30 30 as 45 wt% DS syrup

Regulatory information
CAS numbers:
•    L-Arabinose: 147-81-9