Erythritol is a reduced-calorie sugar alcohol that is 60 to 70 percent as sweet as sucrose. It naturally occurs in some fruit and fermented foods and has been approved for use as a food additive in the United States and throughout much of the world. Physically similar to sucrose, erythritol helps manufacturers completely or partially replace sugars without sacrificing texture or taste.
A white, anhydrous, non-hygroscopic, crystalline substance, erythritol presents a mild sweetness and an appearance similar to sucrose. As a bulk sweetener, erythritol provides volume, texture, and microbiologic stability similar to sucrose. It is soluble in water and slightly soluble in alcohol.
For many consumers, erythritol offers a simple solution to reducing caloric intake. Because it is readily digested and only partially absorbed by the body, it is considered a low-glycemic food that does not cause a rapid spike in postprandial blood glucose. In addition, polyols such as erythritol do not promote tooth decay as they are not readily converted into acids by bacteria in the mouth.
Erythritol is a bulk sweetener, which means that it contributes to the texture and viscosity in addition to sweetness. Looking for a consistent, reliable supply? Contact us today!