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Here are some friends with simlar question as we.And I have this question for many days,anyone help us?
Kitty said: Yes.What are 'sugar alcohols' in gum?-I try seach this on internet but no results found.Maybe this is a stupid question.
Mike said: oh,no,you are wrong.I have found as below for this question(What are 'sugar alcohols' in gum?),it will help you,my kids.

What are 'sugar alcohols' in gum?

In the minty gum i noticed> No it's not the same =) Good question though....

If you've looked lately at the “Nutrition Facts” panel on a pack of sugar-free gum or candy, you might be surprised to see that it contains “sugar alcohol.” Don't let the name fool you. These ingredients were given this consumer-friendly name because part of their "structure" resembles sugar and part is similar to alcohol.

What is sugar alcohol?

Sugar alcohols, also know as polyols, are ingredients used as sweeteners and bulking agents. They occur naturally in foods and come from plant products such as fruits and berries. As a sugar substitute, they provide fewer calories (about a half to one-third less calories) than regular sugar. This is because they are converted to glucose more slowly, require little or no insulin to be metabolized and don't cause sudden increases in blood sugar. This makes them popular among individuals with diabetes; however, their use is becoming more common by just about everyone. You may be consuming them and not even know it.

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