The 8 Types of Polyols

Learn more about polyols, low calorie sugar replacers with a clean, sweet taste that are approved for human use all over the world and included in a wide variety of foods we eat every day.

Learn about different types of polyols:

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Products that Use Polyols

Those currently used in foods in the U.S. are erythritol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (including maltitol syrups), isomalt, lactitol, maltitol, mannitol, sorbitol and xylitol.

Polyols are used to sweeten the following sugar-free, low sugar, and reduced sugar products:

Food Products
  • Soft and Hard Candy
  • Chewing Gum
  • Chocolates
  • Baked goods
  • Ice Cream
  • Frozen foods
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit Spreads
  • Frosting
  • Canned Fruits
  • Tabletop Sweeteners
Pharmaceutical & Personal Hygiene Products
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Breath Mints
  • Cough Syrup
  • Cough Drops
  • Lozenges

Articles on Polyols

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