Mannitol, CAS# 87-78-5, is a sugar alcohol derived from mannose, available as WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER. Mannitol is an isomer of Sorbitol, widely used as sweetener in chewing gum with its pleasant taste and mouthfeel. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E421.
Is there some safety and/or health risk aboutMannitol that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.
GRAS Exemptions: Yes
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements.Mannitol is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
AsMannitol is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity ofMannitol for long period.
Special Groups Precaution
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence thatMannitol could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Mannitol in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity ofMannitol for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects
Mannitol gum can cause intestinal gas (flatulence), bloating and laxness when used in large amount.
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