Isomalt is a sugar substitute, a type of sugar alcohol, used primarily for its sugar-like physical properties

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Anticaking agent - Helps prevent food particles from sticking together
  • Bulking agent - A filler substance that increases food bulk without increasing available energy value significantly
  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating
  • Sweetener - A substance which imparts a sweet taste to food for fewer kilojoules than sugar

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
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European Union
Approved lsomalt
Australia and New Zealand
Approved lsomalt
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Isomalt
Austria
Approved lsomalt
Belgium
Approved lsomalt
Bulgaria
Approved lsomalt
Cyprus
Approved lsomalt
Czech Republic
Approved lsomalt
Denmark
Approved lsomalt
Estonia
Approved lsomalt
Finland
Approved lsomalt
France
Approved lsomalt
Germany
Approved lsomalt
Greece
Approved lsomalt
Hungary
Approved lsomalt
Ireland
Approved lsomalt
Italy
Approved lsomalt
Latvia
Approved lsomalt
Lithuania
Approved lsomalt
Luxembourg
Approved lsomalt
Malta
Approved lsomalt
Netherlands
Approved lsomalt
Poland
Approved lsomalt
Portugal
Approved lsomalt
Romania
Approved lsomalt
Slovakia
Approved lsomalt
Slovenia
Approved lsomalt
Spain
Approved lsomalt
Sweden
Approved lsomalt
United Kingdom
Approved lsomalt
Australia
Approved lsomalt
New Zealand
Approved lsomalt

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Halal - yes

E953 - Isomalt (Hydrogenated isomaltulose): A sweetener, it is Halal certified from a German company, it is Halal in USA.

Muslim Consumer Group

Suitable for diabetics - yes

E953 - Isomalt (Hydrogenated isomaltulose): Sugar substitute and humectant. Suitable for diabetics as it does not have a significant affect on blood glucose or serum insulin levels. Can cause softer than normal stool and intestinal gas. Not permitted in infant foods. Not listed for use in Australia.

MBM Foods

Suitable for diabetics - yes

E953 - Isomalt (Hydrogenated isomaltulose): Suitable for diabetics as it does not have a significant affect on blood glucose or serum insulin levels. Can cause softer than normal stool and intestinal gas. Not permitted in infant foods. Not listed for use in Australia.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Genetically engineered - yes

E953 - Isomalt (Hydrogenated isomaltulose): The source material sugar may stem from genetically modified sugar beet. In the EU, food and feed is approved that is derived from a GM sugar beet that is cultivated in North America. The commercial cultivation of GM sugar beet is not planned at the moment. In the EU, sugar currently is derived exclusively from conventional beets.

GMO Compass

Hydrogenated isomaltulose
6-O-alpha-D-Glucopyranosyl-D-glucitol mixed with 1-O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-D-mannitol
Hydrogenated isomaltulose
Isomaltitol
Palatinit
(3R,4R,5R)-6-[(2S,3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4,5-Trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]oxyhexane-1,2,3,4,5-pentol

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 64519-82-0
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