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Sorbitol

Alternate Names

Glucitol, Sorbitol Syrup

Description

A sugar alcohol that occurs in berries, cherries, plums, apples, pears, peaches, prunes, algae, and seaweed. Also used as an anticaking agent, humectant and sweetener.

Sorbitol - Quick Stats
Names

Glucitol, Sorbitol Syrup

Allergy Information

Uses

Sweetener, Thickener, Stabilizer, Humectant, Texturizer

E-Number

E420

Additional Information

Used as a sugar substitute in candy and other sugar-free foods including those marketed to diabetics.



Found In

candy, vegetable oils, frozen desserts, diet foods, diet drinks, cough syrups, mints, sugar-free chewing gum, jam, jelly, baked goods, baking mixes, cough drops, dried fruit, diabetic foods

Possible Health Effects

Can cause diarrhea even in small quantities, especially in children. In excess quantities sorbitol may cause gastrointestinal distress.

Allergy Information

Corn, May be Genetically Engineered or Modified

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