Erythritol is a white crystalline powder that is odorless, with a
clean sweet taste that is similar to sucrose. It is approximately
70% as sweet as sucrose and flows easily due to its non-hygroscopic
character. Like other polyols, erythritol does not promote tooth
decay and is safe for people with diabetes. However, erythritol’s
caloric value of 0.2 calories per gram and high digestive tolerance
distinguishes it from some other polyols. It has approximately 7 to
13% the calories of other polyols and 5% the calories of sucrose.
Because erythritol is rapidly absorbed in the small intestine and
rapidly eliminated by the body within 24 hours, laxative side
effects sometimes associated with excessive polyol consumption are
unlikely when consuming erythritol containing foods. Erythritol is
a good-tasting bulk sweetener which is suitable for a variety of
reduced- calorie and sugar-free foods. It has been part of the
human diet for thousands of years due to its presence in fruits and
other foods. Erythritol has a high digestive tolerance, is safe For
people with diabetes, and does not promote tooth decay. Erythritol,
a polyol (sugar alcohol), is currently used as a bulk sweetener in
reduced calorie foods. It has been part of the human diet for
thousands of years as it is present in fruits such as pears, melons
and grapes, as well as foods such as mushrooms and
fermentation-derived foods such as wine, soy sauce and cheese.
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Benefits of Erythritol
Low in calories: Erythritol has a very low caloric content; its
value is 0.2 calories per gram for food labeling purposes in the
United States and 0 (zero) calories per gram for food labeling
purposes in Japan. This very low calorie value is due to
erythritol’s unique absorption and elimination process which does
not require the metabolism of erythritol. Thus, erythritol is
uniquely qualified as a very low calorie bulk sweetener for
formulating “light” and “reduced calorie” products which require a
25% or more calorie reduction from the standard formulation.
High digestive tolerance: Erythritol is rapidly absorbed in the
small intestine due to its small molecular size and structure.
Several clinical studies conducted in Europe and Japan have shown
that more than 90% of ingested erythritol is absorbed and excreted
unchanged in urine within a 24-hour period. This digestive pathway
allows less than 5% of ingested erythritol to reach the large
intestine and be fermented into volatile fatty acids or metabolized
into carbon dioxide. As a result, foods containing substantial
amounts of erythritol are very unlikely to cause gaseous and
laxation side effects. A recent clinical study concluded daily
consumption of 1 gram per kilogram body weight is well tolerated by
adults as compared to sucrose containing foods.