XYLITOL is the sweetest of all bulk sugar substitutes. It is currently used in many sugar-free products and is increasingly gaining acceptance as an alternative sweetener. Frequent eating of foods high in sugars and starches promotes tooth decay.
does not promote tooth decay! Xylitol is just as sweet and tasteful as table sugar with 1/3 fewer calories, is safe for diabetics and hypoglycemics, gets into the cells without insulin, and has a glycemic index of 7.
IUPAC NAME:(2R, 3R, 4S)-PENTANO-1,2,3,4,5-Pentol