- Pure, Natural-Source Sweetener
- Excellent Alternative to Refined Sugar
- Naturally Sweet, but Won't Promote Tooth Decay
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is naturally present in small amounts in various fruits and vegetables. The Finnish name for Xylitol is "koivusokeri", or birch sugar, a reference to the extraction of Xylitol from birch bark. NOW® Pure Xylitol is derived from a Non-GMO corn source. Considerable amounts of Xylitol is formed in the body every day as a result of normal metabolic processes. Although it is classified as a carbohydrate, this sweet crystalline substance is slowly absorbed from the digestive tract and does not cause rapid rises in blood glucose. In addition, the caloric impact of Xylitol is typically about 40% lower than other carbohydrates, making it a lower calorie addition to any diet. Dentists and Nutritionists alike encourage the use of Xylitol due to its unique and clinically proven dental benefits. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that cannot be utilized by bacteria in the mouth.
|Serving Size:||1 Teaspoon (4 g)|
|Amount per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Not a significant source of other nutrients.|
|Sugar Alcohols||4 g|
Ingredient: Pure Xylitol Powder.
NOW Real Food™ Pure Xylitol Powder is derived from corn and is the perfect healthy substitute for sugar in many cooking applications. For best results, simply replace each 1/2 teaspoon of sugar with an equivalent amount of xylitol powder.
Diarrhea may occur with excessive consumption. If this occurs, reduce intake. Warning: Xylitol is safe for people, but harmful to dogs. Do not feed to pets.