Erythritol is a sugar alcohol sugar substitute produced from glucose. It is 60-70% as sweet as sucrose and contains 0.2 calories per gram.
Erythritol is the best tolerated sugar alcohol, having a high threshold for appearance of gastrointestinal symptoms. Erythritol does not cause tooth decay and has no effect on blood glucose levels.
At around 50 grams of intake erythritol is more likely to cause mild gastrointestinal symptoms. Children have a lower threshold level.
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