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Isoglucose is a starch-based fructose sweetener, produced by the action of glucose isomerase enzyme on dextrose. This isomerisation process can be used to produce glucose/fructose blends containing up to 42% fructose. Application of a further process can raise the fructose content to 55%. Where the fructose content is 42%, isoglucose is equivalent in sweetness to sugar. Isoglucose production in the European Union is covered by the sugar regime and subject to a production quota.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, OECD Agricultural Outlook: 2004-2013, OECD, Paris, Glossary.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 13, 2005