pentitol

pen·ti·tol

(pen'ti-tol),
A reduced pentose, for example, ribitol, lyxitol, xylitol.
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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.
This patient has increased concentrations of pentitols (ribitol and d-arabitol), erythritol, and probably sedoheptitol in body fluids.