Xylitol is a sweetener that occurs naturally. It tastes like sugar and can be found virtually in all fruits and vegetables. The average adult consumes about several hundred milligrams of xylitol from fruits and vegetables each day. eHealth xylitol is produced from corncobs, widely consumed all around the world. eHealth xylitol is Kosher and HACCP certified and approved by FDA and FSANZ.
Xylitol is not actually a sugar, but a sugar alcohol. It differs from other sweeteners such as fructose and glucose because the xylitol molecule has five, instead of six, carbon atoms. Most bacteria are unable to make use of such sugars. This isa reason why xylitol is so effective in preventing cavities.
It is perfect in tea and coffee & your own recipes, spoon for spoon as sweet as sugar, depending on taste.
Xylitol has 40% fewer calories than "regular"sugar, approximately 14kj per gram. It contains 75% fewer carbonhdrates than regular one.
Xylitol is a perfect substitute to sugar for most cooking applications. It is as sweet as sugar and the safety of xylitol has been proven in more than 60 countries.