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Product – Cellobiose

Calorific value kcal/g

2

Glycaemic index

27

Insulin index

13

Sweetness

20%

Our cellobiose

Cellobiose is the basic building block of cellulose and a purely plant-based renewable resource. In nature, cellobiose occurs in pine needles, honey, and corn. In production, we mainly rely on sugar beet as raw material source. Cellobiose is not only characterized by the fact that it is very similar to lactose. Due to its special technological properties, it can be used in many ways: from food to non-food segments and from cosmetics to fine chemicals.

A real all-rounder

  • Disaccharide, formed from 1,4-ß-glycosidically linked glucose molecules
  • Limited water solubility: 14 % at room temperature
  • 100% biodegradable
  • Calorific value: 2 kcal/g (50 % less compared to sucrose with 4 kcal/g)
  • Glycaemic Index: 27
  • Insulin Index: 13
  • Proven tooth friendly

  • Good tolerance (guideline daily consumption: 0.5 g per kg body weight)
  • Sweetness: 20 % compared to sucrose
  • Neutral taste
  • Positive influence on the product texture and body in the finished product
  • Can be used in different food and non-food applications, e.g. meat products, cosmetics, compressed products or fine chemicals
  • GMO-free, made in Germany

Applications

Is cellobiose biodegradable?

The test to determine the biodegradability of cellobiose was conducted ... read more

The test to determine the biodegradability of cellobiose was conducted by an accredited contract laboratory in accordance with an internationally recognised OECD testing method: the Zahn-Wellens-Test (method: 302 B: 1992). The Zahn-Wellens-Test is described in the Test Methods Regulation (EC) No. 440/2008, Part C, Method C.9 for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

The test results showed that cellobiose is 100 % biodegradable.

Is cellobiose gluten-free?

Our cellobiose is gluten-free ... read more

Ja, unsere Cellobiose ist glutenfrei.

Our Cellobiose is gluten-free. In no part of our operations do we use or add wheat, rye, barley, oats, or any of their by-products. We would be happy to send you a copy of our gluten statement if required.

Is cellobiose available as an organic product?

Following the entry into force of the new European organic regulation ... read more

Following the entry into force of the new European organic regulation VO (EU) 2018/848 on 01.01.2022, the production of organic food using ion exchange and absorption resin processes is only possible in exceptional cases (art. 23 Regulation (EU) 2020/464 and art. 7 Regulation (EU) 2018/848). Currently, the production of cellobiose is not feasible without the use of these processes.

For this reason, we are unfortunately unable to offer organic cellobiose in the EU.

Is cellobiose toxic for pets?

Results of our studies show that both cats and dogs ... read more

Results of our studies show that both cats and dogs tolerate cellobiose very well.

Prebiotic effects of cellobiose have even been proven in dogs and cats.

Funding project

SAVANNA is engaged in work on functional carbohydrates, in particular cellobiose, and was supported by a publicly sponsored project. The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Germany is supporting the research project in the context of a national initiative to reduce the consumption of fat, salt and sugar.

Gefördert aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestages„Was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture by resolution of the German parliament.“

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