Polyols

Sure-fire Solutions without all the Sugar

No Sugar, No Calorie Sweetness

Our polyol sweetener solutions are another integral part of our comprehensive and holistic sweeteners portfolio. Though polyols are commonly called sugar alcohols, they are neither sugars nor alcohols, but a group of low-digestible carbohydrates derived from the hydrogenation of their sugar or syrup source. These unique sweeteners add sweetness with fewer calories than traditional sugar, but have special advantages, including adding bulk and acting as humectants in reduced-sugar foods and oral care products.

Another category of effective sweetening ingredients, our polyol sweeteners help ensure uncompromising consumer-pleasing results in applications such as bakery, dairy and confectionery.

Our polyol sweeteners help to complete our unparalleled sweetener portfolio, made all the sweeter with consumer insights, sweetness expertise and an entire pantry of solutions to help you succeed in today’s marketplace.

Supply You Can Count On

Backed by our global supply network and logistics infrastructure, we’ve got exactly what it takes to get you to market faster, competitively and efficiently, with globally sourced sweeteners for a reliable, flexible supply chain to meet all your business needs.

The Right Products

ADM offers a variety of polyols to meet your application requirements.

Sorbitol

A polyol with 2.6 calories per gram (vs. sugar’s 4.0 cal/gram) used as a sweetener and a humectant. Used in sugar-free hard candy, chewing gum, baked goods, frozen desserts and more, and as a non-browning sweetener for cordial and liqueur beverages. 

Includes 70% and 80% liquid solutions, as well as a variety of custom solutions to meet your needs.

Maltitol

A polyol syrup with a pleasant, sweet taste very similar to sucrose (about 85% as sweet) and significantly lower in calories, with only 3.0 kcals/gram. Used in sweet goods, hard candies, and chewing gum as well as in chocolate fillings, baked goods and ice cream.

Mannitol

Mannitol is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries for its functional properties. It is about 50% as sweet as sucrose with a desirable cooling effect often used to mask bitter tastes. Mannitol is non-cariogenic and has a low caloric content.

Specialty Solutions

ADM also offers a variety of custom solutions tailored to your needs. Working alongside our sweetener and nutritional experts, we help you formulate polyols to your desired outcomes.


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