NuNaturals, Sweet-X, Xylitol Crystals, 8 oz (224 g)
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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.|
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.
Not that sweet
Posted by 5448879658818550705 on May 25, 2015
I'm using this as a sweetener in a tooth powder. It has a subtle sweetness and is working out well.
Posted by 5681194394767036686 on May 07, 2015
not used it yet
Xylitol is great but this one is not!
Posted by 4670735421829090863 on Nov 29, 2014
I will not buy this brand again, taste is not good, I will buy Xyloburst and Xylismart, they taste MUCH better than this one.
NuNaturals Sweet-X Crystals
Posted by Reviewer2487007 on Dec 30, 2013
Great sugar substitute...tastes a lot like Splenda.
Secret of a successful toothpaste
Posted by 5000516919123353773 on Jul 03, 2013
I bought xylitol in order to make my own toothpaste (which until then had an unpleasant salty taste) and I am really happy about the result. Of course if I keep on using it only for toothpaste it will last for years :p PS: I was very satisfied with international shipping, you can trust iHerb!