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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.
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This sugar alcohol has a minimal impact on blood sugar levels and doesn't seem to affect gut bacteria.
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.
On the plus side, sugar alcohols (along with non-caloric sweeteners) don't promote tooth decay.
The TicaPAN Coating System is an innovative solution for binding and strengthening the sugar and sugar alcohol shells in panned confections.
The diet limits foods that are high in short-chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols, such as lactose, fructans and fructose.
Commercially available sugar-free products contain sugar alcohols that are non-fermentable by germs living in the oral cavity.
Each recipe provides all-natural protein, fiber and only 5 grams of sugar (or less)--and nothing artificial, says a spokeswoman, adding that KIND Nuts and Spices is also the first in the category to provide consumers with a delicious, natural way to control sugar intake without using chemicals or sugar alcohols.
It was hypothesized that both, the overall spectrum as well as the content of the respective monosaccharides and sugar alcohols, should be a suitable tool for distinction.
It reduces the bitter aftertaste found in some other stevia sweeteners, eliminating the need for natural flavors and/ or sugar alcohols as masking agents.
The theory is that fiber, glycerin, and sugar alcohols used in these foods do not raise blood sugar as quickly or as high as regular carbohydrates, so they should not be tallied when one is counting carbohydrates.