Sorbitol contents and table

The sugar substitute sorbitol hides(in the EU)  behind the E-number E420 in the ingredients list. There are also other E-numbers representing compounds that contain sorbitol. These are E432, E433, E434, E435 and E436.

RaisinsSorbitol is also present in natural products, especially in dried fruits, the fruit of the rowan tree, and in pears, plums, apples, apricots, peaches and raisins.

Beverages such as wine (red and white each contain approx. 2-6mg/100ml) and beer (lager beer, 2mg/100ml) should be avoided by people affected by sorbitol intolerance.

The table below shows foods where measurements of sorbitol levels are available. The table is continuously being updated as soon as new sorbitol levels become available. Sorbitol levels are subject to natural variation and those given here should only be regarded as a general indication.

Please see also our fructose table for fructose contents of foods.

foodSorbitol (g/100g)

beer

0,0020

blueberry (contains Xylitol)

0,0040

raspberry

0,0090

black currant juice

0,0200

strawberry

0,0300

beer alcohol free

0,2000

grapes

0,2000

appel

0,5100

apple juice

0,5600

apricot

0,8200

raisin

0,8500

peach

0,8900

date, dried

1,3500

plum

1,4000

pear

2,1700

apple, dried

2,4900

apricot, dried

4,6000

peach, dried

5,3300

plum, dried

6,5700

Sources include:
Souci-Fachmann-Kraut, Lebensmitteltabelle für die Praxis, 3. Auflage
Ledochowski, M; "Patienteninformationsblatt Sorbitintoleranz", 2001