Behind the label: Glucose Syrup Solids

by Lina Ristevska September 10, 2015

Glucose Syrup Solids help to deliver valuable nutrients in Kabrita Goat Milk Formula. Get an inside look at this non-GMO ingredient.

By Dr. Annie Salsberg, ND

What is it?

Glucose syrup solids are easy-to-digest simple carbohydrates, most often made from corn, rice, wheat, or potato starch. The glucose syrup solids used in KABRITA Goat Milk Formula are derived from non-GMO corn.

To obtain glucose syrup solids, a starch is cooked and then broken down into smaller glucose molecules. The glucose molecules are dried to a low moisture powder, rendering them solid. Glucose syrup solids are GRAS (generally recognized as safe), by the FDA.

Why do we add it?

Glucose syrup solids are not the main carbohydrate source in KABRITA Goat Milk Formula. They serve as a carrier for important fatty acids DHA and ARA, as well as some other vitamins and minerals.

In human milk and in KABRITA Goat Milk Formula, lactose is the main carbohydrate source. Carbohydrates are a critical macronutrient for children as they supply the valuable glucose needed for cell metabolism.

How much do KABRITA products contain?

The primary carbohydrate used in KABRITA Goat Milk Toddler Formula is lactose. Glucose syrup solids make up 1.5% of the product by weight and there is 0.3 gram of glucose syrup solids in one serving of formula (19.2 gram powder + 120 ml of water).

Behind the label is an ongoing series looking at the ingredients we choose to include in KABRITA products, in order to help parents make nutritional decisions for their family with confidence and joy.

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Lina Ristevska
Lina Ristevska