Rice syrup is a glucose syrup, which is made from rice, mostly from whole grain rice. Rice syrup has a honey-brown color and is mildly sweet, with a pleasant taste of its own, reminiscent of honey. It can be used like honey on bread, in salad dressings, in tea or as a sweetener in general.
Compared to other sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup or granulated sugar, rice syrup differs by it's low fructose and sucrose content, as it consists of glucose, maltose (=two glucose molecules bound together) and longer glucose chains. These sugars consist only of glucose, so they are allowed sugars for fructose intolerance and fructose malabsorption. In addition, rice syrup has a high content of natural minerals.
Use as a sweetener: Rice syrup sweetens less than table sugar, we recommend to use approximately 1.5 times the amount.
Rice syrup in the squeeze bottle and 3500g Value Pack can be stored uncooled (but not hot) before opening. After opening they should be kept refrigerated.
Tip: In the refrigerator rice syrup becomes quite viscous. To get it liquid, just put it a few seconds into your microwave.
We are often asked where the difference is between rice syrup and rice malt lawn. Rice malt contains a proportion germinated barley and therefore contains more fructose and sucrose compared to rice syrup. Therefore, we only offer pure rice syrup.