Isomalt (E953), also called palatinose (Isomaltulose) is a low-calorie carbohydrate found naturally in honey and some sugar-containing plants such as sugar cane and sugar beet. It tastes like sucrose, and the appearance of sugar - white odorless crystalline powder, easily soluble in water.
Isomalt is a sugar substitute made from real sugar made from beets. This is an ingredient that is not familiar to most people, unless they are confectioners. Although not as sweet as sugar, it can be mixed with other sugar sweeteners such as sucralose to increase sweetness.
Isomalt can be used to create decorative elements, as it can be sculpted or molded into almost any shape. It is important to use molds that can withstand very high temperatures and to avoid plastic molds that can warp or even melt.
Isomalta not only maintains its shape, but also preserves its volume. It is also stretchable and amenable to manual processing. Isomalt caramel can create even the most incredible shapes, resistant to high temperatures and not sticking to the hands.