Item #: 6982
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100% Pure Natural Sweetener
Xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol that is present in small amounts in various fruits and vegetables. Derived from various types of cellulose obtained form cane pulp, seed hulls and shells, it resembles sugar in consistency and taste, but has a third fewer calories and is a great sugar alternative for diabetics. Xylitol may also inhibit cavities by denying plaque bacteria the fuel (sugar) it needs to erode tooth enamel. The Finnish name for Xylitol is "Koivusokeri", or birch sugar, a reference to the commercial extraction of Xylitol from birch bark. Discovered simultaneously by French and German chemists in 1891, Xylitol has been safely used since the 1970's, primarily because of its unique and clinically proven dental benefits. More recent research in laboratory animals has shown that Xylitol may also support healthy bones. Although classified as a carbohydrate, this sweet crystalline substance is slowly absorbed from the digestive tract and does not cause rapid rises in blood glucose. Also, the human body can utilize xylitol without insulin. Also, the calorie impact is about 40% lower than other carbohydrates. It can be used as a sugar substitute in most sugar-free recipes. Made from cornhusk.
Suggested Usage: Use in place of Table sugar whenever needed.
Supplement Facts: Serving Size: 1Teaspoon (4g); Servings per Container: 227
Ingredients: 100% Pure Xylitol Powder (from corn source)