IMO, Sugar Substitute

IMO Stands for Isomaltooligosaccharide. IMO is a mixture of short-chain carbohydrates and has a digestion-resistant property. Isomalto-oligosaccharides are a normal part of the human diet and occur naturally in fermented foods – such as rice miso, soy sauce, and sake. IMO can be a sweet-tasting (high-density) syrup, or spray-dried into powder form.

IMO is a multi-functional molecule which, in some studies, has shown to exert positive effects on human digestive health. It can act as a prebiotic, decrease flatulence, has a low glycemic index, and prevent dental caries.

Our IMO is available in USDA Organic form and Conventional.

Standards & Certifications

  • Non-GMO
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • GRAS
  • Meets USP Standards
  • Meets FCC standards

Product Uses

  • Beverages
  • Snack & Nutrition Bars
  • Energy Bars
  • Low Calorie Sweetener in Baking Products
  • Low Calorie Sweetener in Cereals

Product Benefits

  • Digestive Health
  • Prebiotic
  • Low Glycemic Index

Shelf Life

Two year for Syrup, Three years for Powder.

Typical Specifications

IMO Fiber (Powder)

 Physical Tests Unit Specification Data
Appearance White powder, low sweetness
Odor Neutral
Moisture % ≤5.0
Sulphated Ash % ≤0.3
pH 4.0 – 6.0
Solubility % ≥99.0
Chemical Tests Unit Specification Data
Total Carbohydrates % ≥99.5
IMO content (DM) % ≥90
IG2+P+IG3 (DM) % ≥45
Lead (Pb) mg/kg ≤0.5
Arsenic (As) mg/kg ≤0.5

IMO Fiber (Syrup)

Physical Tests Unit Specification Data
Appearance Colorless or light yellow thick liquid
Odor Neutral
Solid Substances % ≥75
Water % 23-25
Sulphated Ash % ≤0.3
pH 4.0 – 6.0
Chemical Tests Unit Specification Data
IMO content in DM % ≥90
IG2+P+IG3 DM % ≥45
Transmittance % ≥95
Lead (Pb) mg/kg ≤0.5
Arsenic (As) mg/kg ≤0.5

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