Use of corn starch
Starch sugar (including glucose syrup, maltose syrup, fructose syrup containing 42% fructose, high fructose syrup containing 55% fructose, medical crystalline glucose, etc.) is one of the products with the largest output of starch deep processing. It is mainly food additive and industrial raw material. As a raw material of downstream products, such as glucose, maltose and high fructose syrup, these are all used for food. Besides, starch sugar can be made into sorbitol and amino acids, which are also upstream raw materials of downstream products. There is also a considerable demand in this regard. Compared with sucrose, starch sugar has great competitiveness in terms of health care, practicality and cost.
Starch sugar is easily digested and absorbed by the human body and is an important nutrient. In addition, they have physiological functions that are more beneficial to human body than sucrose. Glucose, maltose and fructose can be hydrotreated to obtain sorbitol, maltitol and mannitol, which are collectively referred to as polysaccharide alcohols. Pure fructose and polyglycol have the characteristics of sweetener and have been industrialized. The metabolic pathway of pure fructose and polyglycol in human body is not related to insulin, so they can be used as special sweeteners for diabetics. Because they are not used by oral microorganisms, they will not cause dental caries, so they are very suitable for children's food, sugar free chewing gum and sugar free candy. Because their energy values are low, they can be used to produce low energy food and prevent obesity. The functional sweetener, which has been industrialized, not only has the above advantages, but also directly enters the large intestine because it is not digested and absorbed by the human body, activating bifidobacteria beneficial to human body in the intestine, promoting its growth and reproduction to inhibit the reproduction of harmful bacteria in the intestine, thus protecting human health