WHAT IS ERYTHRITOL?
Erythritol is a sugar substitute which contains only one calorie per 5g serving, compared to sugar which has 20 calories per 5g. It occurs naturally in many fruits and fermented foods such as cheese and wine. Sweet Nothings Erythritol, is produced from the maize kernel. It has a clean sweet taste, with no aftertaste and is approximately 70% as sweet as sugar.
Erythritol belongs to a class of sweeteners called sugar alcohols. Most sugar alcohols are found in small amounts in nature, especially in fruits and vegetables. Sugar alcohols is a designation of a group of sweeteners. These sweeteners do not contain any alcohol.
Erythritol is 70% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar) yet it is almost non-caloric, i.e. it does not affect blood sugar, nor does it cause tooth decay. It is only partially absorbed by the body.
Erythritol does not raise blood sugar levels and is suitable for use by diabetics.