Facebook Twitter LinkedIn RSS Feed

See an unfamiliar ingredient

Soup Can Ingredients

Search the Be Food Smart database

Keyboard

Enter food additive or ingredient name

Select and eat smarter food

Plate
Xylitol

Description

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.

Xylitol - Quick Stats

Allergy Information

Uses

Sweetener, Humectant

E-Number

E967

Additional Information

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.



Found In

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.

Allergy Information

May be Genetically Engineered or Modified, Corn

Online Resources/Related

Print Resources



Copyright May 20, 2010 Be Food Smart




Simply click one of the grades below to get a listing of all ingredients with that grade


A Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade F Grade G Grade

Google-Translate-English to French Google-Translate-English to Spanish Google-Translate-English to German Google-Translate-English to Italian
Follow BeFoodSmart on Twitter

Most Viewed

High Fructose Corn Syrup
BHA
Acesulfame Potassium
Dextrose
FD&C Red No.40
Sodium Benzoate
Maltodextrin
Xanthan Gum
Lecithin
Agar Agar
Guar Gum
FD&C Colors
Caramel Color
Annatto
Carrageenan
Sodium Nitrate
Carmoisine
Bromates
Cellulose Gum
Xylitol
Carnauba Wax