Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol have a long history of use as sweeteners. Now, there is new sweetener making news in the U.S.. It's called Erythritol and health experts in both mainstream and natural medicine are embracing it. For commercial and industrial purposes, Erythritol are made by fermenting glucose then separating and purifying the resulting product. Unlike other sugar alcohols, though, Xylitol and Erythritol are almost completely absorbed by the body and shows no tendency to be toxic or carcinogenic.
Erythritol is white crystalline powder that is oderless and has a clean sweet taste that is similar to sucrose. It is approximately 70% as sweet as sugar and flows easily due to its nonhygroscopic nature. This natural sweetener has been a part of the human diet for thousands of years due to its presence in fruits such as pears, melons, and grapes as well as other foods such as mushrooms, wine, cheese, and soy sauce. Since 1990, erythritol has been commercially produced and added to foods and beverages to provide sweetness as well as enhancing food taste and texture.
Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener primarily derived from plant sources and has many surprising benefits. Xylitol is not actually a sugar, it's a sugar alcohol. Other sugar alcohols include erythritol, maltitol and sorbitol. Unlike other sugars it has five, not six, carbon atoms. Classified as a low calorie (2.4 calories per gram), low carbohydrate natural sweetener, xylitol is considered beneficial for your teeth and completely safe for diabetics. It has no toxicity and has not been linked to any form of disease. If you want to buy xylitol and Erythritol it's available on EmeraldForestXylitol.com that offers purchase online. Emerald Forest produces natural products sweeten with xylitol, and erythritol, as well as bulk packaging of natural sweeteners. Emerald Forest committed to producing natural, healthy products that make use of sweeteners that are both diabetic safe, and low in calories.