A naturally occurring sweetener found in fruit such as berries and corn husks. Can be extracted from corn fibers, but typically made from birch wood or waste products from the pulp industry.
Commonly used in food products that stay in mouth for an extended period such as mints and gum. It does not ferment in the mouth and has been reported to reduce tooth decay. May also be effective in preventing ear infections. Toxic in small amounts to dogs.
chewing gum, mints, candy, cough drops, jams, jellies, low-calorie food, food specifically marketed towards diabetics
Possible Health Effects
In high amounts can cause diarrhea, bloating and flatulence.
May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, Corn
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