All Natural. Great Taste. NuNaturals pure Xylitol (pronounced zi-li-tol) is a white crystalline substance that looks and taste like sugar. Xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Xylitol is not actually a sugar but a sugar alcohol. It is different from sweeteners such as a fructose sorbitol and glucose because the xylitol molecule has five instead of six carbon atoms. Xylitol is slowly absorbed and partially utilized 40% less than other carbohydrates. Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960s. In the U.S. Xylitol is approved as a food additive for foods with special dietary purposes. Xylitol does not promote tooth decay. . Our bodies produce up to 15 grams of xylitol from other food sources using established energy pathways. Xylitol is not an artificial substance but a normal part of everyday metabolism. Xylitol is widely distributed throughout nature in small amounts. Some of the best sources are fruits berries mushrooms lettuce hardwoods and corn cobs.
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