Trehalose dihydrate has been reviewed by all of the major regulatory agencies in the world and found to be safe for use in foods. Trehalose received a “no questions” letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is approved as a Novel Food in the European Union. The Joint Committee of Food Additives of the World Health Organization/Food Agricultural and Organization (JECFA of WHO/FAO) reviewed trehalose and provided an ADI of “not specified.”
Trehalose dihydrate functions:
Trehalose is a unique crystalline disaccharide composed of two glucose molecules bound in a highly stable α,α–1,1 linkage. Its physical properties include:
● High heat and acid stability: Trehalose is stable under high temperature and low pH conditions. It does not break down into its component parts as other saccharides do.
● Non-browning: Trehalose is non-reducing and will not brown via the Maillard reaction.
● Low hygroscopicity (moisture attraction): Trehalose is free-flowing up to 94% relative humidity. Its low hygroscopicity allows for controlling moisture migration in various applications.
● High glass transition temperature: Trehalose has a high glass transition temperature compared to other disaccharides. This property has unique benefits for extending the shelf-life of various food product and biomaterials.
About Huiyang trehalose dihydrate
Huiyang is one of the largest trehalose manufacturer in the world . Our products are exported to more than 30 countries covering America, Europe, South & East Asia and mideast area.
Properties: white crystalline granule or power, easy to dissolve in the water, slightly soluble in alcohol and insoluble in ether.