Gluten Free Ingredients Xyitol (non-organic)
Gluten Free Ingredients
ingredients: Xylitol is found widely in nature, most of the fruits and vegetables that we eat on a daily basis have small amounts of xylitol. For commercial purposes xylitol comes from two sources: corncobs or trees. Even though the end resulting product is the same, the process to extract it from these two sources is not.
Corncobs are our preferred source for xylitol, it is much more sustainable and environmentally friendly. They are a renewable resource and are normally wasted at the end of a harvest season. Using corncobs that take 5 months to grow as a source for xylitol is much more sustainable and replenishable than using trees that take 20 years to grow or more.
information: Xylitol - Looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, only good for your health.
How can something that looks like sugar and tastes like sugar actually be good for you? Xylitol is made from a product originally derived from birch bark but is now usually obtained from corn. It modifies the saliva in your mouth so that eating meals, desserts and candies flavoured with Xylitol not only do not cause cavities but prevents cavities by promoting the remineralisation of tooth enamel. BUT AS IMPORTANTLY, every teaspoon of Xylitol also contains 40% fewer calories than sugar and 75% less carbohdrates! It is also so slowly absorbed that it has almost no effect on blood sugar levels for people who have diabetes. So why would you not use it?