sugar alcohol


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sug·ar al·co·hol

the polyalcohol resulting from the reduction of the carbonyl group in a monosaccharide to a hydroxyl group, for example, xylitol from xylose.

sugar alcohol

an alcohol produced by the reduction of an aldehyde or ketone of a sugar.
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Other sugar alcohols including Erythritol, maltitol and xylitol have also increased their share of this marker.
com/research/3eecc6/production_market) has announced the addition of the "Production, Market and Manufacturing Cost of Sugar Alcohols in China" report to their offering.
Why they're low-calorie: Some sugar alcohols are absorbed better than others.
Technical characteristics of the sugar alcohol include: a low melting point, a cooling effect, and rapid crystallization.
Manufacturers get "net carbs" by subtracting sugar alcohols, fiber, and other carbohydrates that supposedly have "minimal impact on blood sugar.
Since sugar alcohols are modified to exhibit different physical properties than sugar, they can be used in products labeled sugar-free or no added sugar.
Benchmarking of nine leading sugar alcohol manufacturers in China, and analysis of manufacturers in aspects of products, production technology, sales & clients, manufacturing cost, financial statement analysis, etc.
In addition, tests have displayed that the basic ingredient in Zsweet(TM) has the highest level of digestibility and tolerability of the sugar alcohols.
s Spry oral care line features products made with the company's patented application of xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in many natural sources, including the human body.
It can be used raw, like white sugar, and when blended with a sugar alcohol into a product known as Truvia[R] can be used in baking.
Erythritol is a natural occurring sugar alcohol, found in foods such as wine, melons and honey.
Sugar alcohol is found mostly in sugar-free snacks, gums, and candies.