NuNaturals, Sweet-X, Xylitol Crystals, 8 oz (224 g)
By NuNaturals15 Reviews
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0.65 lbs (0.29 kg)
- Product Code: NNS-00180
- UPC Code: 739223001807
- Package Quantity: 8 oz (224 g)
- Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 4.6 in, 0.55 lbs (0.25 kg)
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- All Natural
- Great Taste
NuNaturals pure Xylitol (pronounced zi-li-tol) is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. Xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Xylitol is not actually a sugar, but a sugar alcohol. It is different from sweeteners such as fructose, sorbitol, and glucose because the xylitol molecule has five, instead of six, carbon atoms. Xylitol is slowly absorbed and partially utilized, 40% less than other carbohydrates. Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960s. In the U.S., Xylitol is approved as a food additive for foods with special dietary purposes. Xylitol does not promote tooth decay.
Our bodies produce up to 15 grams of xylitol from other food sources using established energy pathways. Xylitol is not an artificial substance, but a normal part of everyday metabolism. Xylitol is widely distributed throughout nature in small amounts. Some of the best sources are fruits, berries, mushrooms, lettuce, hardwoods, and corn cobs.
Add 1-2 teaspoons when needed directly in your favorite food or beverage.
Product is packaged by weight not volume
|Serving Size: 1 teaspoon|
|Servings Per Container: 56|
|Amount per 1 teaspoon||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||4 grams||1%|
|Sugars||< 0 gram||0%|
|Sugar Alcohols||4 grams||0%|
|*Daily Value not established|
|Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
iHerb Customer Reviews
I've tried most of the Xylitol crystal products at IHERB and this is probably the best value for money. Although it is a bit dusty when poured, it is dry and free-flowing. I recommend it.
Maybe I got a bad bottle, but compared to the NOW xylitol that I am used to (and which tastes just like sugar), this stuff is bitter and has a chemical aftertaste.