14 Sep 2017 --- Evonik has launched Risumalt, a low-calorie, sugar-free sweetener solution with significant consumer and manufacturing benefits at the Food Ingredients (FI) Asia trade show being held in Bangkok, Thailand from September 13 to 15, 2017.
Risumalt is Evonik’s brand of isomalt, a sugar-free substitution product that is naturally sourced from sucrose and has half the calories of sugar. Unlike traditional isomalt products, Evonik utilizes a new and proprietary manufacturing process that was developed by Creavis, Evonik’s strategic innovation unit.
Isomalt is characterized by its low moisture uptake and excellent shelf life properties of the end products. Due to its low glycemic index and non-cariogenic attributes, the sugar substitution solution is ideal for candies, pastries and dietary supplements targeting the diabetes market. It can easily be processed to drops, chewing gums, directly compressible tablets, cookies, and confectionaries.
Dr. Ludger Eilers, Director of Food Ingredients at Evonik Health Care, comments: “With rates of diabetes and obesity rising across many parts of Asia, we look forward to Risumalt® helping to support growing regional demand for sugar-free, low-calorie foods and dietary supplements.”
Evonik commenced production of Risumalt for the Asian market earlier this year at a new facility in the Ratchaburi province (Thailand) close to Bangkok.
In addition to Risumalt, Evonik will also be promoting a range of advanced health ingredients at booth C33 during the Fi Asia trade show including its REXIVA brand of European-manufactured amino acids, the EUDRAGUARD portfolio of nutritional coatings, and the anthocyanin-rich berry extract Healthberry.