It is used as an additive in sweets, ice creams, jams, jellies, biscuits, liquors because it does not crystallize and has moderate sweetness and nutritive value. It also forms the base of artificial honey.
It is used in cough syrups and other vitamin based tonics. It is used as granulating agent in tablet coating.
It is used in tobacco manufacturing to impart flavor, texture and stability in chewing tobacco and cigarette.
It is used to manufacture shoe polish and in leather industries during tanning process. It is used as a raw material for gluconic acid, citric acid and kojic acid.