Manufactured by DaniscoXylitol is a naturally-occurring 5-carbon polyol sweetener. It is found in fruits and vegetables, and is even produced by the human body itself. Xylitol is made by Danisco using renewable sources such as birch wood.
Benefits of XylitolXylitol exhibits a wide range of functional properties, such as:
- Unique dental benefits
- Flavour enhancer
Xylitol is the sweetest of all the polyols. It is as sweet as sucrose, has no after-taste and is safe for diabetics. Xylitol has 40% less calories than sugar and, for this reason, a caloric value of 2.4 kcal/g is accepted for nutritional labelling in the EU and the USA.
In crystalline applications, it provides a pleasant, natural cooling effect, greater than that of any other polyol. It is the only sweetener to show both passive and active anti-caries effects.
Application Areas of XylitolXylitol is used in:
- Sugar free chewing gum
- Oral hygiene products (mouthwash and toothpaste)
- Dietetic products