Xylitol, a sugar substitute, can be found in the food industry. This natural birch sugar has the symbol E967 and examples of xylitol-containing products are candies, chewing gums, liqueurs, and sweet sauces. This sweetener can also be found in jams, confectionery products, creams for bread, desserts, and cocoa-containing sweets. Interestingly, it is also sweetened with mustards and frozen fish. Xylitol can be used as a healthy and less caloric substitute for traditional sugar. It is just as good at sweetening all drinks, pastries, desserts, and other dishes. It is not only sweetened with yeast dough, because it inhibits the growth of yeast.
Toothpaste and Mouthwashes
The Food and Drug Administration operating in the United States confirms the anti-caries effect of xylitol, as well as the fact that it eliminates gingival inflammation. Subsequent studies indicate effective treatment of oral cavity infections and seizures with this sugar, as well as refreshing breath.