Maltitol

Maltitol is 90% as sweet as sugar and is the newly favoured sweetener for sugar-free confectioneries, sweeties and chocolates because it gives foods a creamy texture. It is made by the hydrogenation of maltose, which is obtained from starch. It does not raise insulin or blood glucose levels, so it is safe for people with diabetes and it’s good to use on low-carb diets.

Ausweet Maltitol is available to commercial/bulk users at the moment, it can be either in granular (25kgs bulk bags) or syrup form (Maltitol Syrup, 250kg bulk drums).

SOUTH Australia has the highest prevalence of diabetes of all Australian states and territories, while the ACT has the lowest rate of the disease in 2015.

It was released by Diabetes Australia on Thursday 28 August 2015, and the data shows that as of June 30, 2015, more than 1.17 million Australians were registered as having diabetes – making up 4.9 per cent of the population.

DIABETES PREVALENCE BY STATE
SA – 5.8 per cent (98,475 people)
NT – 5.6 per cent (13,382)
TAS – 5.3 per cent (27,261)
NSW – 5.2 per cent (391,745)
VIC – 5.0 per cent (294,234)
WA – 4.4 per cent (117,025)
QLD – 4.5 per cent (217,583)
ACT – 4.0 per cent (16,024)

PROPORTION OF TYPE 2 DIABETES IN ALL CASES BY STATE
NT – 91.9 per cent
SA – 88.7 per cent
WA – 87.4 per cent
VIC – 87 per cent
QLD – 86.6 per cent
TAS – 86.1 per cent
NSW – 85.8 per cent
ACT – 84.0 per cent