Now Foods, Pure Xylitol, 75 Packets, 5.39 oz (153 g)
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- No Artificial Sweeteners
- Superior Taste
- 40% Less Calories than Sugar
- Low Carb Product
- Vegetarian/Vegan Product
History of Xylitol
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is naturally present in small amounts in various fruits and vegetables. The Finnish name for Xylitol is "koivusokeri", or birch sugar, a reference to the extraction of Xylitol from birch bark. NOW Pure Xylitol is derived from a Non-GMO corn source. Considerable amounts of Xylitol is formed in the body every day as a result of normal metabolic processes. Although it is classified as a carbohydrate, this sweet crystalline substance is slowly absorbed from the digestive tract and does not cause rapid rises in blood glucose. In addition, the caloric impact of Xylitol is typically about 40% lower than other carbohydrates, making it a healthy addition to any diet.
Discovered simultaneously by French and German chemists in 1891, Xylitol has been safely used since the 1970's as an ingredient in gums and candies. Dentists and Nutritionists alike encourage the use of Xylitol due to its unique and clinically proven dental benefits. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that cannot be utilized by bacteria in the mouth. Xylitol... a safe alternative for your sweet tooth.
Where can I use Xylitol?
The best thing about NOW Xylitol Packets is that it can take the place of the sugar you're already using.
After all, it looks like sugar, tastes like sugar and pours just like regular sugar.
Add it to your morning coffee, your evening tea, holiday baked goods, your most delectable desserts, or just sprinkle it on anything you you'd like to sweeten naturally.
For best results, simply replace each 1/2 teaspoon of sugar with 1 convenient Xylitol packet to enjoy the reduced calorie sweetness that nature intended.
Since 1968 NOW has been committed to providing high quality, affordable natural foods, vitamins and personal care products. No compromises, no added costs, no unnecessary frills.
We continue to provide certified organic or natural foods, grains, flours and seeds through health food stores. As a family owned and operated business, we offer the health-conscious consumer three generations of honesty, quality, purity and commitment.
Mix one packet with your coffee, tea, or sprinkle on foods.
Xylitol and silica.
Contains no salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial sweeteners.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Caution: Diarrhea may occur with excessive consumption. If this happens, reduce intake or discontinue use.
Note: Xylitol is safe for people, but harmful to dogs. Do not feed to pets.
|Serving Size: 1 Packet (2.04 g)|
|Servings Per Container: 75|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value*|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate||2 g||<1%|
|Sugar Alcohol||2 g|
|Not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium or iron.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tried this in drinks and on breakfast cerials such as cornflakes. I love it. I try to avoid anything with sugar in it and this makes it possible. Tastes great, nice crystals almost identical to white sugar (Without the harmful effects) and has a slight salty taste. It's really unique. Give it a try and give it to your friends :)
Tastes good, just not as sweet as sugar but I don't mind that. I love the convenient packages.
Posted by sadeq-fuad on Apr 07, 2015
no sweet at all
Posted by Reviewer2472570 on Oct 22, 2014
I am pleased to reccommend this product
As long as it healthy
Posted by Reviewer3126987 on Apr 03, 2014
I use it in the coffe at least 5 units. I didin't noticed more diferent taste compare to sugar.
perfect sugar substitute
Posted by alloriginal on May 22, 2013
I've tried to eliminate sugar from my diet, but I MUST have sugar in my morning coffee! I tried every sugar substitute on earth...until I found xylitol. It tastes just like sugar. Unlike artificial sweeteners, it has no bad aftertaste (in fact, it leaves my mouth feeling very fresh). It looks and feels like sugar. I've used every day for 3 years now and have nothing but good things to say! This is a great way to have your xylitol "on the go". I keep a handful at the office. Start with one or two servings per day and increase slowly, as it can have a laxative effect. I believe that nutritional supplements saved my life. I've tried a lot of products, and I know what works and what doesn't. My reviews are honest, straighforward, and based on my experience. Read my other reviews to quickly learn from my three decades of research and experimentation.