Xylitol is a natural substance found in fruits, trees and vegetables, and it also naturally occurs in our bodies. It has 40 percent fewer calories than sugar.
Xylitol is a reduced-calorie sweetener in the group 'sugar alcohol' and despite the name, it does not contain alcohol.
Use xylitol just like sugar, in the same quantities.
Use a maximum of 9 to 12 g xylitol per person per day.
In some people, Xylitol can cause digestive issues.
High daily intake may result in diarrhea due to its laxative properties.
Xylitol is easily soluble and resistant to hot temperatures. Use xylitol to bake cakes and cookies or to make jams, ice cream, desserts and sauces.