Biotechnological production of erythritol and its applications

  title={Biotechnological production of erythritol and its applications},
  author={Hee-Jung Moon and M. Jeya and I. Kim and J. Lee},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • Hee-Jung Moon, M. Jeya, +1 author J. Lee
  • Published 2010
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Erythritol, a four-carbon polyol, is a biological sweetener with applications in food and pharmaceutical industries. It is also used as a functional sugar substitute in special foods for people with diabetes and obesity because of its unique nutritional properties. Erythritol is produced by microbial methods using mostly osmophilic yeasts and has been produced commercially using mutant strains of Aureobasidium sp. and Pseudozyma tsukubaensis. Due to the high yield and productivity in the… CONTINUE READING

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