Isomalt ?

Baking By MPH32 Updated 22 Dec 2010 , 1:48pm by Marci

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MPH32 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 4:25am
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Is isomalt edible? I was watching a cake show on TV tonight and one of the judges mentioned to the contestant her cupcake decorations which were made of isomalt were not appropriate. He said that isomalt was not edible. Granted I realize it's like a hard candy so not something you want to chomp down on but I thought it was safe to eat.

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leah_s Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 1:00pm
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Of course it's edible. It's an invert sugar. It's hard and might break a tooth . . .

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Karen421 Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 1:23pm
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I just watched that and my DH asked me if I knew that. NO - I thought isomalt was just sugar and it was edible. I am really shocked he said that.

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Marci Posted 22 Dec 2010 , 1:48pm
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Isomalt is a sugar derivative that is used to make sugar free candy. It is edible. However, you body can not process it and so it just comes out the other end. So a bit is fine. A lot will give you internal distress, cramping, and loose poo.

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