Arabinose is an aldopentose – a monosaccharide containing five carbon atoms, and including an aldehyde (CHO) functional group.For biosynthetic reasons, most saccharides are almost always more abundant in nature as the "D"-form, or structurally analogous to D-glyceraldehyde.However, L-arabinose is in fact more common than D-arabinose in nature and is found in nature as a component of biopolymers such as hemicellulose and pectin.The L-arabinose operon, also known as the araBAD operon, has been the subject of much biomolecular research. The operon directs the catabolism of arabinose in E. coli, and it is dynamically activated in the presence of arabinose and the absence of glucose.
Is there some safety and/or health risk aboutL-Arabinose 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.L-Arabinose is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
AsL-Arabinose 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 ofL-Arabinose for long period.
Special Groups Precaution
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence thatL-Arabinose could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use L-Arabinose in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity ofL-Arabinose for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects
L-Arabinose gum can cause intestinal gas (flatulence), bloating and laxness when used in large amount.
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