Plant-based Ingredients: L-arabinose

Feb. 06, 2023


Plant-based products


Innovative plant-based products are capturing the global food market at an alarming rate. According to Innova Market Insights, the number of plant-based foods and beverages on the market is increasing globally. Between July 2017 and June 2022, plant-based foods and beverages will grow at an average annual rate of more than 21% and for the third year in a row, 'plant-based' has been included in the list of the top 10 trends in the global food and beverage industry.


Plant-based products are shifting from mimicking meat, fish and dairy products to more diverse options and a wider range of health needs, such as plant-based dietary supplements, beverages, bread, jams and more. Innovative plant-based product development is dependent on plant-based ingredients.



Crystalline L-Arabinose


L-arabinose is derived from natural plants and is a plant-based product in its own right, making it ideal for use as a raw material in plant-based product development. Healtang uses hemicellulose from plant straw to produce L-arabinose.


Healtang continues to upgrade and utilise advanced technology and equipment, introducing MVR evaporators, continuous separation technology, vibrating fluidised bed dryers and other equipment to achieve continuous and stable production of high-quality L-arabinose using optimised hydrolysis conditions, mature separation and purification, energy efficient evaporation and concentration, and high efficiency and pollution-free drying treatment.


As a plant-based raw material, L-arabinose can also meet the health needs of the product in more aspects. It also has a "prebiotic" effect, increasing the intestinal flora of bifidobacteria and other beneficial bacteria, promoting intestinal peristalsis, laxative and laxative.


L-arabinose is now widely used in cans, beverages, cereals, meal replacements and functional foods.