Bio Erythritol is a type of carbohydrate called sugar alcohol or polyols, which are water-soluble compounds that occur naturally in many fruits and vegetables. It is also commercially produced by fermentation from a simple sugar derived from corn called dextrose. It is used as a zero-calorie sweetener to help replace calories from carbohydrates and sugars in packaged foods and beverages. In addition to providing sweetness, erythritol also helps foods retain moisture.
Does erythritol occur naturally?
Yes, Bio Erythritol occurs naturally in fruits such as grapes, peaches, pears and watermelon. It is also found in mushrooms and fermented foods such as beer, cheese, sake, soy sauce and wine. Bio erythritol is commercially produced for use in baked goods, beverages, candies, chewing gum, chocolates and table top sweetener packages.
What are the health benefits of consuming Erythritol?
Like most sugar alcohols, erythritol is not as sweet as sugar: it is only about 60-80 percent sweet. The lack of calories makes erythritol unique among sugar alcohols, most of which have about two calories per gram (by comparison, sugar has about four calories per gram). Erythritol’s health impact goes beyond its ability to replace calories from carbohydrates and sugar in our diets. Two areas where erythritol is known for its positive effects are oral health and blood sugar levels.
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