Xylitol is a naturally-occurring 5-carbon polyol sweetener. It is found in fruits and vegetables, and is even produced by the human body itself. It can absorb heat when dissolved in water, with moisture absorbing function, and transient diarrhea can be induced when excessively taken. The product can also treat constipation. 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.
Xylitol is a sweetener, nutritional supplement and adjuvant therapy for diabetics: Xylitol is an intermediate in the metabolism of sugar in the body. In the absence of in the body, it affects the metabolism of sugar. It does not require , and xylitol can also Through the cell membrane, it is absorbed and utilized by the tissue to promote the synthesis of glycogen in the liver, for the nutrition and energy of the cells, and does not cause the blood sugar level to rise, eliminating the symptoms of more than three symptoms (multiple food, polydipsia, polyuria) after taking the diabetes. It is the most suitable nutritive sugar substitute for diabetic patients.
Xylitol can be used in sugar, cakes, and beverages as needed for normal production. The label indicates that it is suitable for diabetics. In actual production, xylitol can be used as a sweetener or humectant. The reference dosage for food is: chocolate, 43%; chewing gum, 64%; jam, jelly, 40%; ketchup, 50%. Xylitol can also be used in condensed milk, toffee, soft candy, and the like. When used in pastry, no browning occurs. When making a pastry that requires browning, a small amount of fructose can be added. Xylitol can inhibit the growth and fermentation activity of yeast, so it is not suitable for fermented food. foods calorie free chewing gum confection eryoral hygiene products (mouthwash and toothpaste)pharmaceuticalscosmetics
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