CJ Toyota Tsusho Philippines Produces Sweetener Out of Coconut Shells

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Category: Business Posted: Monday, June 27th, 2011

CJ Toyota Tsusho Philippines is producing a natural sweetener derived from coconut shells. The company used a Korean technology to extract xylose to produce xylitolis from coconut shells and said to be the very first in the world.

Xylose is a natural carbon sugar which is present in plant cell walls and coconut shell fiber. Aside from coconut shells, xylose can also be found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables like oats, mushrooms, corn and raspberries. It is toxin-free and safe for human consumption.

The company production site is located in Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur and has an annual capacity of 15,000 tons of xylose. The company plans to double its production capacity by 2013. Due to the high and increasing demand on the world market, the company is looking at exporting to other countries like Japan, South Korea and as well as in Europe.

The Xylose business in Davao is a joint-venture between Binggrae, Toyota Tusho Corporation, CJ Cheiljedang Corporation and Anflo Management and Investment Corporation.

Reference: http://www.epicdental.com/t-xylitol-faqs.aspx#2A

5 Responses to “CJ Toyota Tsusho Philippines Produces Sweetener Out of Coconut Shells”

  1. Leo Owyong Says:

    What are by products from your production of Xylos Coco Sugar that are disposed as waste materials. Are there residues that are solid in form that can be converted into fuel?

  2. Jeff flack Says:

    Is the shell crushed to extract the Xylos?

  3. Molly Li Says:

    What is their product brands? I mean what are the products that uses xylose?

  4. admin Says:

    Hi Molly!

    Xylose has been used as sweetener for gums, mints, toothpaste, nasal spray products and many more.

    Thanks for dropping by.

  5. carlos Says:

    What is the size, moisture and color of the shell?

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