Origin: Naturally occurs in some fruits such as pears, melons and grapes, in mushrooms, and in fermented foods such as wine, soy sauce, and cheese.
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Overview: Erythritol is a sugar alcohol (or polyol) food additive discovered in 1848 by Scottish chemist John Stenhouse. It is a zero-calorie sweetener that appears similar to regular granulated sugar. It is a common ingredient in low-sugar, sugar-free and carb-free products.
- Preventing the increase of glucose or insulin levels in the body
- Aiding weight loss and management
- Preventing tooth decay due to its non-cariogenic properties
Common Dosage: A typical serving of erythritol is 2 tsp or 8 grams.