Resembles sugar in consistency and taste (about 80% as sweet as sugar), but has 40 percent fewer calories and 75 percent fewer carbohydrates than sugar. Additionally, xylitol is not easily converted to fat and has almost no effect on insulin levels, making it a great alternative for diabetics, bodybuilders, and dieters. Xylitol also is considered safe for pregnant and nursing women, babies, and children. Xylitol tastes wonderful with no strange diet taste and kids love it.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is naturally present in various fruits and vegetables. It was originally extracted from birch trees in Finland. Our Xylitol is derived from Non-GMO corn. It is comparable to xylitol derived from other sources, such as birch. Xylitol is a normal part of the human metabolism. In fact, our bodies make up to 15 grams of it daily. Additionally, xylitol has been found to possibly support an increase in the activity of white blood cells involved in fighting bacteria and thus may support a healthy immune and aging process. It has been proven effective in inhibiting Candida albicans, a serious yeast condition that is implicated in gum disease, bad breath, and ulcers.
Using xylitol instead of sugar and/or refined carbohydrate foods may help to support a healthy female cycle. Research shows that dietary xylitol may support bone health of bones in rats and improves bone density, indicating xylitol's potential to support healthy bones in humans.
Some possible traditional uses of Xylitol may include:
- Clean taste like regular sugar (about 80% as sweet as sugar) without the negative effects
- May support a healthy microbial response
- May support the prevention of bone loss
- Possible mild laxative effects
- May support healthy sinuses
- May support mineral absorption in tooth enamel, increasing strength
- Possibly helps reduce the incidence of new tooth decay & arrest existing dental cavities
- Consistently using small amounts may stimulate saliva flow, increasing saliva buffering capacity & protective factors
Our xylitol is produced in a GMP / ISO9001 certified facility and meets the standards of purity set by US Pharmacopoeia. Each batch undergoes extensive testing for purity and safety.
Suggested Use: Use as a tabletop sugar replacement. Add as desired to recipes, drinks, or baked goods.
Ingredients: Non-GMO Xylitol.
* Warning: May be fatal to pets, including dogs & cats!
Origin: Grown and dried in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low-temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Xylitol passes our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for identity, heavy metals, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Xylitol packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Xylitol in a cool, dark, dry place.
Sources & References
1. B. L. Horecker, K. Lang, Y. Takagi (eds), International symposium on metabolism, physiology and clinical uses of pentoses and pentitols Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1969. Proceedings of symposium held in Hakone, Japan August 27-29, 1967 about xylitol before major dental benefits were demonstrated.
2. H. L. Sipple, K. W. McNutt (eds) Sugars in Nutrition Academic Press, New York 1974. Xylitol featured in several sections including: Sugars in foods, recent technological developments, digestion and absorption of sugars, metabolism of sugars, diabetes, therapeutic use of sugars, and sugars in the oral cavity.
3. A. Scheinin, K.K. Makinen (eds) The Turku Sugar Studies, I-XXI Acta Odontologica Scandinavia, vol. 33, supplement 70, 1975. The classic series of investigations which revealed the remarkable potential of xylitol.
4. J. N. Counsell (ed) Xylitol Applied Science, London, 1977. Collects and updates xylitol findings at an International Symposium in London, May 5, 1977. Includes discussions of xylitol as a new ingredient along with biochemical and dental aspects of xylitol..
5. K. K. Makinen, Biochemical principles of the use of xylitol in medicine and nutrition with special consideration of dental aspects BirkhÃ¤user Verlag, Basel, 1978. This monograph details virtually all xylitol-related research published before 1978 on dental caries, oral microbiology, human physiology, and animal and human nutrition.
6. J. J. Hefferen, H. M. Koehler (eds) Foods, Nutrition and Dental Health Pathotox Publishers, Park Forest South, IL 1981. Contains interesting background "discussions" including insights into the original xylitol programs.
7. W. J. Loesche, Dental Caries, a Treatable Infection University of Michigan, 1987. "S. mutans and L. casei can ferment sorbitol and mannitol (sweeteners in sugar-free gum) but are inactive towards xylitol. Xylitol is comparable to sucrose in sweetness and has been shown to be noncariogenic, possibly anticariogenic."
8. I. D. Mandel (chairman), Dental Dialogue -- Caries Prevention with Xylitol (synopsis of symposium held at University of Michigan) Medec Communications, Oradell NJ 1988. "Clearly, xylitol exhibits more dental benefits than any other sweetener. We are talking about xylitol not as a sole preventive agent but as an agent used in conjunction with available preventive services."
9. T. H. Grenby (ed) Progress in Sweeteners Elsevier Applied Science, London, 1989. Includes sections on dental considerations and xylitol in caries limitation.A. J. Rugg-Gunn (ed) Sugarless, the Way Forward: Proceedings of an International Symposium Held at the University of Newcastle at Tyne, U.K. Elsevier Applied Science, London, September 1991. General information about sugar substitution along with some specific topics such as sweeteners in children's medications, mostly from the British and European regulatory perspective.
10. N. Kretchmer, C. B. Hollenbeck (eds) Sugars and Sweeteners CRC Press, London 1991. See chapters 8-10.
11. A. J. Rugg-Gunn, (with) A. F. Hackett, Nutrition and Dental Health Oxford University Press, 1993. "There is no doubt that xylitol is the most expensive sweetener (about ten times more expensive than sucrose)."
12. J. N. Peldyak, Sweet Smart "“ Xylitol Advanced Developments, MI, 1996. Focuses on dental aspects of sugars and sweeteners with practical consumer advice on xylitol use.
14. A. J. Rugg-Gunn, J. H. Nunn, Nutrition, Diet and Oral Health Oxford Un.
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