Also known as sugar alcohols, polyols are typically used as a low-calorie sweetener. Polyols can be used in a range of foods which include candy, gum, processed foods, snacks, and nutritional supplements.

Functional Properties

  • Sugar-free

  • Oral health

  • Blood glucose management

Types of Polyols

  • Sorbitol

    Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol primarily used in food, confectionary, and pharmaceutical applications. It is about 60 percent as sweet as sugar, which makes it a sweet addition to food and an excipient to pharmaceutical applications.

  • Maltitol

    Maltitol is a disaccharide sugar alcohol which has 75-90 percent of the sweetness as sugar.

  • Xylitol

    Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, low-calorie sweetener. It is a great sugar substitute in gums, candies, and oral products such as: toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash.

  • Erythritol

    Erythritol is a sugar alcohol used as a low-calorie sweetener that is easily soluble in water, high stability to acid and heat, and good texture and mouthfeel.

  • Mannitol

    Mannitol is a sugar alcohol used as a low-calorie sweetener. It can also be used in medicinal treatment.



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