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Erythritol

Also Known As : Sugar alcohol

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It has a sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Erythritol is a natural sweetener which is used in chewing gums, candies, chocolates, beverages and some baked goods.
  2. It can be used as a sugar substitute in any product.

Description

Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that is used as a wonderful sugar substitute. It is found naturally in small proportion in grapes, pears, melons, and mushrooms, along with fermented foods like wine and soy sauce. It is considered to be a low calorie sweetener. Its is produced naturally in fermented fruits and can be made from cornstarch.

Health benefits

  • Erythritol proves good for dental and oral health. It reduces dental plaque and oral bacteria.(1)
  • It is good for diabetic people as it regulates blood sugar level in the body.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the manufacturing date and expiry date on the label to make sure it has not expired.

Note

Overconsumption of erythritol can cause obesity, gas and nausea.(2)

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