Widely used in diabetes-friendly foods, erythritol, xylitol, maltitol
, and other sugar alcohols are low in calories and do not trigger blood-sugar spikes, but may cause some diarrhea or intestinal upset, especially when consumed in large quantities.
It has a low glycemic load compared to table sugar, and is made from sucralose (derived from sugarcane extract) and Maltitol
(from wheat extract).
EDULCORANTES BAJOS EN CALORIAS Edulcorante Valor Calorico Valor Calorico Dulzor en Bajo en en relacion relacion Calorias al Azucar al Azucar Calorias/gramo % % POLIOLES Eritritol 0,2 5 70-80 Isomalt 2,0 50 45-65 Lactitol 2,0-2,4 50-60 40 Maltitol
2,1 52 90 Manitol 1,6 40 50 Sorbitol 2,4-2,6 60-65 60 Xilitol 2,4 60 100 Otros Tagatosa 1,5 38 90-100 Trehalosa 3,6 90 50 Fuente  TABLA II.
S-w-e-e-e-t Brand Names Comments SAFE Advantame Not used yet Equal Naturals, Lakanto, Sometimes mixed with stevia Erythritol Splenda Naturals, leaf or monk Swerve, Truvia, fruit extract Wholesome Zero Neotame Newtame Rarely used Equal Naturals, Pure Via, Some people Stevia leaf Splenda Naturals, get a slightly extract Stevia in the Raw, bitter SweetLeaf, after-taste Truvia SAFE IN MODERATION Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, Isomalt, Lactitol, Large amounts Maltitol
, Mannitol, cause GI Sorbitol, Xylitol distress CAUTION Lakanto, Monk fruit extract Monk Fruit in Barely tested the Raw AVOID Acesulfame Equal Origina Causes cancer potassium Equal Spoonfu in animals AminoSweet, Causes cancer Aspartame Equal Original, in animals.
A growing number of diabetes-friendly foods are being sweetened with sugar alcohols: xylitol, maltitol
, erythritol, mannitol, isomalt, sorbitol, lactitol or hydrogenated starch hydrolysates.
Popular starch sugars include Clarified Rice Syrups, Brown Rice Syrups, High Fructose Syrup, Rice Syrup Solids, Maltitol
Syrup, Sorbitol Syrup, and Maltodextrins and other essential ingredients for the food, confectionery, and pharmaceutical industries.
If you see ingredients such as xylitol, sorbitol, or maltitol
, you have found sugar alcohol--and you probably should move on to another choice.
The scope is to manufacture the purchase of the bars based on the formulation of the raw material cereals, fruits, nuts, seeds, extruded products, by means of syrups (honey, glucose syrup, glucose-fructose syrup, oligofructose, maltitol
syrup, ilunina, etc.
The low FODMAP diet advised subjects to avoid food sources rich in fructans and galacto-oligosacchardies, lactose-containng products, foods with 'free fructose', and food items rich in sorbitol, mannitol, maltitol
USPRwire, Tue Nov 24 2015] Sugar Substitutes Market by Type (HIS, LIS, HFS), Composition (Stevia, Aspartame, Cyclamate, Sucralose, Saccharin, AceK, D-Tagarose, Sorbitol, Maltitol
, Xylitol, Mannitol), Application (Beverages, Food, Health & Personal Care), & by Region - Forecast to 2020
Bulk sweeteners can be classified into sucrose (sugar), non-sucrose sweeteners (glucose, fructose, maltose, lactose, trehalose, isomaltulose, oligofructose) and sugar alcohols (xylitol, sorbitol, maltitol
, isomalt, erythritol), to name just a few.
Among the variety of bars on grocery store shelves, some are made with a short ingredient list of truly natural ingredients while others are made with ingredients like maltitol
, glycerin and soy lecithin.