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Polyglycitol

Alternate Names

Polyglycitol Syrup, Polyol

Description

A sugar alcohol used as a sweetener made up of malitol and sorbitol as well as small amount of other sugars. It is very new as a food additive and has not been reviewed in the U.S. yet. Some reports have been published in Europe.

Polyglycitol - Quick Stats
Names

Polyglycitol Syrup, Polyol

Allergy Information

Sugar

Sugar Alcohols

Uses

Sweetener

Additional Information



Found In

desserts, breakfast cereal, cake, biscuits, cake, pasteries

Possible Health Effects

Polyglycitol can have a laxative effect. Gastric discomfort was the only reported adverse effect found in ingestion trials.

Allergy Information

Unknown

In The News

12/15/09 - Food Magazine: Polyglycitol syrup ok as food additive: EFSA 12/14/09 - Food Navigator EFSA gives polyol bulk sweetener a positive opinion

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