(3-7) Xylitol is a 5-carbon sugar, otherwise referred to as a pentose or pentitol
Rice Delites replaces refined sugar with Isomalt, a natural sweetener extracted from beet root, and Xylitol, a natural pentitol
Xylitol is a straightchained hydrocarbon with five functional hydroxyl groups on the chain -- commonly referred to as a pentitol
derived from pentose.
However, xylitol is a five-carbon acyclic polyol or pentitol
. This five-carbon versus the six-carbon structure theoretically explains the various clinical advantages of xylitol.