Category Archives: Xylitol

Why Do Low Fat Foods Taste Good?

ow fat foods have become popular in recent decades because of the erroneous believe that dietary fat causes obesity and leads to cardiovascular disease. However, dietary fat is appealing to human tastes and also provides texture to certain foods. Removing … Continue reading

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Digestion of Xylitol

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol found naturally in low concentrations in some plant fibres. Xylitol is nutritionally of interest because it is as sweet as sucrose (table sugar) but contains around 30 % fewer calories. In addition, compared to a … Continue reading

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