sugar alcohol

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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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OPPO Salted Caramel 72 calories, 4g fat per 100ml) Verdict: One of the smoothest to taste, it keeps the calorie level down by using polyols (sugar alcohols) instead of sugar, so be sure they agree with your digestion before digging in too heartily.
But be warned that overdoing it on sugar alcohols can cause bloating and other digestive issues, particularly in people with irritable bowel syndrome.
Sugar alcohol is used widely in the food industry as thickeners and sweeteners, substituting for table sugar.
While TicaPAN Quick Crunch comprises only 1-3 percent of the entire formulation, sugar and sugar alcohols constitute 60-75 percent of the engrossing syrup.
Commercially available sugar-free products contain sugar alcohols that are non-fermentable by germs living in the oral cavity.
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.
Stevia-derived sweeteners might be getting the most attention, but xylitol, a sugar alcohol, also fits in well with consumers' interest in natural alternatives.
Available in Carrot, Lemon, White with Chocolate Orange frosting and Chocolate, the individual portion frosted cakes are sweetened with Zerose, a brand of non-caloric, diabetic-friendly, sugar alcohol sweetener from Cargill.
Xylitol, a sugar alcohol, is derived mainly from birch and other hardwood trees.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol found in birch tree bark, corncobs, and some fruits and vegetables.
Tokyo, Japan, Sept 22, 2006 - (JCN) - Kao Corporation today announced its discovery of Erythritol, a sugar alcohol found in fruits, mushrooms, wine, soy sauce, sake, miso and fermented products, as a new potential purifier for oral care.