L-Arabinose is white crystalline powder with sweet flavor and melting point of 154~158ºC. It's easily soluble in water and glycerol, slightly soluble in ethanol and not soluable in aether. It is highly stable under the condition of heat and acid. As low-calorie sweetener, it has been approved to be the healthy food additive by American Bureau of Food and Drug Supervision and Health and Human Services Department of Japan. Also it has been authorized new resource food by Health Department of China.
Features and Function @Solubility: It's easily soluble in water and slightly soluble in ethanol. Its solubility is lower then granulated sugar. @Sweetness: Its sweet flavour is similar to granulated sugar, while is 50% the sweetness of granulated sugar.
Application Food Industry: Food for diabetics, diet food, healthy functional food and sucrose additive Medicine: Prescription and OTC drugs additive for diet or controlling blood glucose, drug excipient, intermediate of flavor and drug synthesis
Physiological Functions: 1. Restrain metaboly and absorbility of sucrose 2. Control rise of blood glucose. 3. Restrain fat accumulation
Specification: Item Index Identification White crystalline powder Assay (%) 99min. Water content (%) 1max. Ash content (%) 0.1max. Melting Point (ºC) 154-158 Loss of drying (%) 0.5max. Heavy metals (ppm) 10 Arsenic (ppm) 3max Specific potical rotation ([α ]20D(C=5, H2O, 24h) +100o~+104o