If xylitol (SIGH-li-tall) isn't the ideal substitute for sugar, it's darn close. This totally natural and safe compound has a white granular appearance, similar to and a bit coarser than table sugar. Spoon for spoon you measure and use it just like sugar. Xylitol has a cool, neutral sweetness. Because it metabolizes so slowly, xylitol has a negligible effect on blood sugar levels, making it ideal for diabetics and dieters. In the kitchen xylitol works for most recipes except when you're baking with yeast, or when making certain types of candy. Not only is xylitol a lot kinder to your teeth than sugar, it's actually been found to inhibit the formation of cavities.
Xylitol Description from Now
There's a lot to like about xylitol. This naturally-occurring sugar alcohol is one of the healthiest and most unique sweetners you'll find. Unlike sugars such as sucrose and fructose, NOW Real Food Xyiltol is a sugar alcohol, which doesn't promote tooth decay. Even though it's classified as a carbohydrate, it has a low glycemic impact due to its slow absorption in the digestive tract, and it's caloric impact is around 1/3 lower than other carbohydrates, making Xylitol a healthy sweetener that's hard to beat.
NOW Real Food Pure Xylitol powder is derived from corn and is the perfect healthy substitute for sugar in many cooking applications.
|Serving Size: 4 grams|
Servings Per Container: 1700
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| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
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Ingredients: Pure Xylitol Powder
Diarrhea may occur with excessive consumption. If this happens, reduce intake or discontinue use
Warning: Xylitol is safe for people, but harmful to dogs. Do not feed to pets.