What is Invert Sugar?
Invert sugar is used as a sweetener in foods and various food industries such as bakery, confectionery, beverages, etc. It is a mixture of glucose and fructose, made from water and granulated table sugar. Invert sugar is a liquid sweetener, also known as Invert syrup and invert sugar syrup.
Invert sugar is created via hydrolysis. In this process, sucrose is mixed with water and heated. Glucose and fructose bonds break in hydrolysis process. The result is a solution of thick, sweet half free glucose and half free fructose syrup.
Invert sugar syrup is a more sweeter compared with regular table sugar.
Invert Sugar syrup uses
Invert sugar is uses in many foods, Some of them are:
- Baked goods
- soft-baked cookies
- Fruit beverages that are not 100% fruit juice
- frozen cocktails and other iced beverages
- Granola bars
- Ice cream
- Soft drinks (and other sweetened beverages)
- flavored syrups