Info: 454 g Crystalline Powder
Xylitol resembles sugar in consistency and taste, but has 40% fewer calories by weight, and it can be a great sugar alternative for mild diabetics, because although it's classified as a carbohydrate, it's absorbed quite slowly in the digestive tract and doesn't cause rapid rises in blood glucose as sugar does. It's been used since the 1970s in candy and gum, which both dentists and nutritionists encourage, since the bacteria in the mouth which cause cavities are unable to use this particular sugar alcohol to sustain themselves, which makes it a far safer alternative for your sweet tooth.
Xylitol is naturally occurring sugar alcohol that's present in small amounts of a number of fruits and vegetables, and is even formed in our bodies during normal metabolic processes. It's usually derived from various types of cellulose obtained from cane pulp, seed hulls and shells; NOW gets its from a corn source.
This package provides the 100% Pure Xylitol in bulk (rather than in individual Pure Xlyitol Packets, which are also available).
Note, for those shopping in-store, Aviva also carries this in a 1 kg size. (If you are interested in having that 1 kg size shipped, please contact us for shipping and pricing options.)
Ingredients:100% Pure Xylitol. Not a significant source of saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium or Iron.
Diarrhea may occur with excessive consumption. If this happens, reduce intake or discontinue use. Keep away from and do not feed to pets (especially dogs).