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A sugar alcohol produced by hydrogenation of maltose. Slowly hydrolysed in the intestinal tract to glucose and sorbitol, providing 4 kcal (16 kJ)/gram; sweeter than maltose, and 90% as sweet as sucrose (E965).

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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