IsoglucoseIsoglucose is a viscous solution in which the starch is almost completely hydrolysed and 40-90% of the glucose has been enzymatically converted to fructose (isomerized). The relative sweetness of a product containing about 50% fructose is 1.0. This product can be compared to invert sugar.
Isoglucose has found a substantial market in the US and is used in to the same extent as normal sugar, as maize starch is both plentiful and extremely inexpensive. There are many product names for isoglucose: e.g. isomerose, HFS and HFCS, i.e. High Fructose Corn Syrup. Isoglucose is used instead of a sugar solution or glucose syrup in the beverage and tinned goods industry as well as in bakeries, but it can also be used for the production of pure fructose.
Various compositions of isoglucose