A reduced pentose, for example, ribitol, lyxitol, xylitol.
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(3-7) Xylitol is a 5-carbon sugar, otherwise referred to as a pentose or pentitol sugar.
Rice Delites replaces refined sugar with Isomalt, a natural sweetener extracted from beet root, and Xylitol, a natural pentitol sugar alcohol.
Xylitol is a straightchained hydrocarbon with five functional hydroxyl groups on the chain -- commonly referred to as a pentitol derived from pentose.