Valuable ingredients for unique pastilles.
Grether’s Pastilles are as prized as the ingredients that go into them in a complex traditional production process. That’s why the pastilles are only made from the best raw materials, which are carefully processed in accordance with the original recipe from 1850.
Due to the predominantly natural products used, there may be minor deviations in the manufactured products. The sweetness, color or fruitiness of the berries and blossoms used may vary depending on sunlight and harvest time. And that’s another thing that makes Grether’s Pastilles so unique.
Pure natural fruit juices
Grether’s Pastilles get their unrivalled fruity taste from the pure natural juice of sun-ripened fruits. Their intense flavour comes from careful, gentle processing and the perfectly coordinated combination of choice ingredients. Only hand-picked fruits known for their beneficial effect are used. Grether’s Pastilles are available with blackcurrant, redcurrant, elderflower and blueberry juices.
Only glycerine from high-quality vegetable oils is used in Grether’s Pastilles. This versatile ingredient has a moisture-retaining and softening effect and stimulates natural saliva production. Glycerine noticeably helps alleviate mouth dryness and coats overtaxed vocal cords like a protective film.
Grether’s Pastilles get their exceptionally smooth and unrivalled consistency from the addition of agar-agar. The neutral-tasting gelling agent is obtained from red algae found in the depths of the sea. This valuable raw material does not allow for mass production and underscores the exquisite quality of each pastille.
Only high-quality edible (food-grade) gelatine is used in the production of Grether’s Pastilles. A highly complex gelatine production process creates a pure and safe product that is carefully and gently processed with the other natural raw materials.
Vegetable maltitol syrup
Maltitol is a pure vegetable sweetener that is extracted from maize (or corn) starch. In addition to maltitol, the syrup also contains glucose and short-chain complex sugars. Compared to pure glucose, its glycaemic index is only 46%. Maltitol syrup is harmless to teeth.
This quality sweetener is characterised by its high level of sweetness and its purity. It is not metabolised by the human body but excreted unchanged. Calorie-free acesulfame-K does not contain any source of phenylalanine. There are also no known allergic reactions to the substance.