EZ-Press™

Directly Compressible Fructose

Approximate sweetness of selected sweetener

Approximate sweetness of selected sweetener

Watson’s EZ-Press™ Fructose DC was formulated for direct compression tableting and has excellent flow and good compressibility. Applications include a direct compression diluent for tablets and capsules. Tablets have good hardness and have desirable organoleptic qualities for chewable tablets.

Fructose is a simple sugar that is found in fruit and vegetables. It is one of three monosaccharides found in nature.

EZ-Press™ Sweetener

fructose

Name of sweetener Fructose
Calories per gram 4
Sweetness Index (compared to Sucrose, which is 1 on the scale) 1.7
Glycemic Index 23
Description EZ Press™ Fructose DC is a free-flowing white powder.
Mean Particle Size 340 micron
Bulk Density 0.56 g/cc
Moisture 0.8%
Tapped Bulk Density 0.65 g/cc
Carr’s Index * 17.6
Hausner Ratio * 1.27

fructose

Particle Size Distribution

Particle Size Distribution

Sweetness Profile

Sweetness Profile

Benefits of Fructose as a sweetener:

  • Taste: very good flavor
  • Aftertaste: None
  • Fructose is 1.7 times sweeter than the standard sucrose, which means less can be used to achieve the same sweetness level.
  • Lower glycemic index than sucrose.

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