Sugar Free Tablets
We use Maltitol in our sugar free chocolate.
Maltitol is a sugar alcohol (also called a polyol) with very similar properties to sugar but less calories. Like other sugar alcohols (xylitol, mannitol etc) it has a slightly laxative effect and it is not recommended to consume more than 50 gm per day. It occurs in nature, chicory leaves contain a small amount, and as such it is sometimes described as a natural sweetener.
It has fewer calories than sugar - (68% for the same sweetness). It has a good taste, and lower glycemic index than sugar. This makes it somewhat suitable as part of a diabetic diet. Like all sugar alcohols it is not metabolized by bacteria in the mouth and so it does not contribute to tooth decay.
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