The 25th Food Ingredients China (FIC 2022)

Aug. 18, 2022

Recently, with the annual production capacity of 15,000 tons of xylitol project put into production, SQ Healtang has three main products: D-xylose, L-arabinose, and xylitol. The service area covers various fields such as food, medicine, feed, and the chemical industry. SQ Group's biomass comprehensive utilization industry chain is also further extended and improved.

The raw materials of SQ Healtang series functional sugar products are mainly corn cobs and straw. It is a comprehensive utilization project of crop straw, which is an industrialization project encouraged by the state. Relying on the construction of SQ Group's biomass integration project, Healtang makes comprehensive use of hemicellulose in plant straw to produce food-grade L-arabinose and D-xylose, and further uses D-xylose to produce food-grade xylitol, giving full play to the advantages of SQ Group's comprehensive utilization of the whole industrial chain of biomass.

booth 31C00 at FIC

What is xylitol?


Xylitol is found in various fruits, vegetables, and cereals, but at very low levels. Xylitol is a white crystalline or crystalline powder with a sweetness comparable to that of sucrose. It has about 60% of the caloric value of sucrose, with an energy label of 10 kJ/g.

Xylitol is very soluble in water, 168g can be dissolved in 100ml of water at 20℃, and slightly soluble in ethanol. When dissolved in water, it can absorb a lot of heat and produce a refreshing feeling when consumed. It does not undergo the reaction of Merad and caramelization.

Xylitol has been widely used in the food and pharmaceutical industries because of its excellent properties. The most important use in the food processing industry is chewing gum, which can quickly provide sweetness, a cooling sensation effect and prevent dental caries, and is also an important sugar substitute product.


In recent years, with people's concern for health and increasing consumer awareness, after more than ten years of precipitation and accumulation, Healtang L-arabinose series of health foods are increasingly able to match the consumption habits and needs of young people today. The recognition and fame of L-arabinose as a new food ingredient is also gradually increasing. The presence of Healtang L-arabinose can now be found in the ingredient list of many end-use foods. With the successful start of the xylitol project, Healtang has added a new element and selling point to its products while providing product solutions to its customers.


Xylitol compliance


ㆍIt has been approved as a food additive in China, the USA, the EU, Japan, and other countries and regions.

ㆍThe U.S. FDA has approved xylitol as a "generally safe substance" for use in food.

ㆍThe Scientific Committee on Food of the European Economic Community believes that xylitol can be used for a long time.

ㆍThe World Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Food Additive Regulations (JECFA) approved xylitol as a Class A food additive. It is also recognized as a safe food whose ADI value is not regulated.


Innovative application areas of xylitol


ㆍChewing gum


ㆍDairy products and beverages

ㆍBaking products

ㆍDaily chemical products

ㆍPressed Tablets

ㆍ0 sugar products with erythritol and high sweetener


For more product application solutions, visit us at booth 31C00 at FIC on August 16 - 18, 2022. Healtang will spare no effort to create healthy food solutions with industry colleagues by taking advantage of the opportunity for the smooth production of xylitol.

The 25th Food Ingredients China (FIC 2022)