All About Liquid Glucose

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Liquid Glucose, an aqueous solution, is a combination of glucose, polysaccharides and disaccharides. It is manufactured from starch derived from corns, grapes and honey, through various chemical procedures including refining, vacuum evaporation, and several others. This transparent, yellow solution exhibits an exceptional ability to control sweetening and thus, it is commonly added in bakery and confectionery items. Apart from this, it also helps in achieving the desired physical characteristics of various cuisines as it improves the texture and form of the products. Here’s a look at various aspects of Liquid Glucose.

Culinary Applications

  • Liquid Glucose prevents crystallization and discoloration of the food items. Thus, it is widely used as one of the main ingredients in hard-candies.
  • A combination of Liquid Glucose and sugar syrup is commonly used in flavored candies manufacturing industry and chocolate industry.
  • It acts as a preservative for food products by keeping them soft and fresh for a long period of time. That is why it finds use in the preparation of jams, jellies, chewing gums, etc.
  • It is also added in ice creams as a sweetener to enhance their flavor and to lower down their freezing point.

Health Benefits Of Liquid Glucose

  • As Liquid Glucose is free from sulphur dioxide, it is widely used in the preparation of cough syrups and vitamin tonics.
  • It acts as an effective granulating agent for pill coating and thus, it has gained popularity as one of the best tablet coating solutions.
  • Liquid Glucose is hailed for its soothing properties which help in providing relief to throat from irritation and dryness. That is why it is one of the prime ingredients in cough lozenges.
  • It also carries carbohydrate derivatives which help in improving blood circulation and stabilizing blood sugar levels.

How To Store?

  • Liquid Glucose is prone to evaporation and thus, it should be stored in air-tight containers at a cool and dry place.
  • It should not be exposed to direct sunlight and humidity.
  • It is advisable to store the solution under refrigeration as this will help in prevention of any potential damage and spoilage.

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