Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is produced from hard wood sources, predominantly Birch and Beech. It looks and tastes the same to sugar and is interchangable in recipes - the only difference is a subtle minty aftertaste.
Xylitol contains 40% less calories than cane sugar, is low GI, non GMO and is 100% natural.
Country of Origin
Produced in Finland
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Xylitol crystals produced from hardwood sources, predominantly Birch
As a sugar substitute, xylitol is great when cooking baked treats and can be measured 1:1, as 1/2 cup sugar equals 1/2 cup xylitol, (although some recipes may vary slightly so adjust accordingly). There are also subtle differences between xylitol and sugar when cooking or baking, xylitol absorbs moisture heavily and won’t help you like sugar does when trying to get something to raise using yeast
This Xylitol is produced from hard wood sources, predominantly Birch (Betula L. Pendula) and Beech (Fagus sylvatica). These tree species are very rich in hemicellulose, predominantly xylan, a natural polymer of xylose (wood sugar).
During production the chipped wood is subject to hydrolysis which breaks down the xylan into xylose. The xylose is then enriched, purified and crystallised before being dissolved in water and purified. Finally it is crystallised to produce high purity Xylitol.