Glucose Syrup Solids
Glucose syrup is the most viable substitute for sugar. It is an aqueous solution of several compounds: principally glucose, dextrose and maltose. A purified, concentrated solution of nutritive monosaccharides and higher saccharides, it is obtained by hydrolysing starch with specific enzymes under controlled conditions. Important functional properties of glucose syrup include high fermentability, viscosity, hygroscopicity, sweetness, colligative properties and facilitates browning reaction; it adds body and mouthfeel in the preparation of various products.