Pentosan is a non-starch polysaccharide, which is mostly extracted from wheat. In addition to containing a large amount of pentose polymers, it may also contain a certain amount of hexose, phenolic substances and heteropolysaccharides etc., which is extremely important for maintaining plant life. Important role.
Classification: According to the solubility of pentosans in water, they can be divided into water-soluble pentosans and water-insoluble pentosans.
Widely used in health food industry, medical industry, etc.
1. Pentosan has high viscosity and is not easy to volatilize. After oxidative gelation, it can be used as a good polysaccharide material with strong emulsification stability. Therefore, pentosan has a very good effect as a water-holding agent, thickener, humectant and stabilizer.
2. Pentosan is also a functional polysaccharide with a variety of biological activities, such as anti-virus, immunity enhancement, and anti-tumor biological activities.
3. In normal life, the nutritional function of pentosan is mainly expressed as a kind of good dietary fiber, which has excellent laxative function.