Erythritol 500g, sweetner
Erythritol is a sweetener with a good taste, suitable for a variety of foods and beverages. It has been part of the human diet for thousands of years due to its presence in fruits and other foods.
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Erythritol is a polyol (sugar alcohol) that occurs naturally in certain fruits, such as pears, melons and grapes, as well as in other foods such as mushrooms and foods derived from fermentation, such as wine, soy sauce and cheese. Erythritol is a white crystalline powder with a clean sweet taste similar to sucrose. It has a sweetness level of approximately 70% that of sucrose and flows easily due to its non-hygroscopic nature.
Erythritol's zero caloric value of zero calories per gram and its high tolerance to digestion distinguish it from other polyols.
Since erythritol is rapidly absorbed in the small intestine and rapidly eliminated by the body within 24 hours, the laxative side effects sometimes associated with excessive polyol consumption are unlikely with erythritol-containing foods.
Suitable for diabetics: clinical studies with a single dose and 14 days show that erythritol does not affect serum glucose or insulin levels. Other clinical studies among diabetic patients have concluded that erythritol can be safely used to replace sucrose in foods formulated specifically for diabetics. Of course, people suffering from diabetes should consider the impact on their diet of the other ingredients used in foods sweetened with erythritol.
Does not cause tooth decay: erythritol, like other polyols, is healthy for teeth and is resistant to metabolism by bacteria in the mouth that break down sugars and starches to produce acids that can lead to loss of tooth enamel and the formation of cavities. Therefore, they are non-cariogenic. The usefulness of polyols, including erythritol, as alternatives to the use of sugars and as part of a comprehensive program that includes good dental hygiene, has been recognized by scientists and regulatory authorities.