Xylitol occurs naturally in many fruits and vegetables and is even produced by the human body during normal metabolism. Produced commercially from plants such as birch and other hard wood trees and fibrous vegetation, Xylitol has the same sweetness, bulk and caloric value as sucrose, and has no unpleasant aftertaste. It quickly dissolves and produces a cooling sensation in the mouth. Commercial sources of xylitol include birch trees and corn fiber.
Where does the xylitol on the grocery shelf come from?
- Xyla– 100% North American hard wood
- Xlear/Spry – non-GMO corn fibers
- NOW Foods – non-GMO corn fibers
- Epic– non-GMO corn
- Morning Pep – USA Birch