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.
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Types of Polyols
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 is a disaccharide sugar alcohol which has 75-90 percent of the sweetness as sugar.
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 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 is a sugar alcohol used as a low-calorie sweetener. It can also be used in medicinal treatment.