Rice syrup is a low-calorie sweetener used as a substitute for high fructose corn syrup. It is made by fermenting organic rice that does not contain synthetic preparations, pesticides or fertilizers.
This rice makes this syrup safe and acceptable to people of all ages. Organic rice is produced from pesticides and fertilizer-free agriculture, with low yields but high-quality cereals.
In addition, rice syrup is considered to be a nutritive sweetener, rich in protein sources, and contains a large number of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus, etc.
It also contains vitamin B which serves as a curing agent for damaged hair and nails along with mental stability. Therefore, this factor has become the main driving force for the growth of global rice syrup market demand.
It is well known that adding sugar is the worst ingredient in modern diets. It is now considered one of the main reasons for some of the biggest killers in the world. This includes not only obesity, but also type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Adding sugar (and high fructose corn syrup) makes glucose and fructose from two simple sugars. One of the main reasons why sugar is harmful is because of fructose.
But rice syrup does not contain fructose and contains only glucose. Therefore, it does not as have ordinary sugar effect on liver function and metabolic health.
The rice syrup market is divided into five distinct regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and the Asia Pacific.
North America is the main market for various syrups. This is due to the high productivity and consumption of syrup in the area.
The European market is in second place. The syrup growth prospects in the Asia-Pacific region are promising due to the increase in disposable income in the region, increasing urbanization, and the spread of Western food trends.
Rice syrup is used as a sweetener in a variety of applications such as cereals, tea, coffee, juice, bakery products, honey substitutes, and many other applications.
Rice syrup caters to health-conscious consumers who are looking for sweetness and minimal harm to the body. In addition, like most glucose corn syrups, rice syrup also contains glucose, maltose, and high sugar. According to one manufacturer, they produce brown rice syrup containing 3% glucose, 45% maltose and 50% soluble complex sugar (high sugar). By definition, rice syrup is a low-conversion glucose syrup. It helps fight diabetes and other diseases.