Is Erythritol our New Best Friend?
by Karen Davis
10 July 2015
There are many benefits to Xylitol and other natural sweeteners that are used to replace sugar. But, are you also aware of the benefits of erythritol? Erythritol is a natural sweetener derived from plants and is present (in low levels) in mushrooms, soy sauce, many fruits, cheeses, beers, and wines. It is common in many Japanese foods and beverages. Erythritol has some advantages over other sugar alcohols, including that is has nearly zero calories (0.2 calories per gram), does not affect insulin levels, is noncariogenic, and is easy to digest.