Erythritol, chemical name: 1, 2, 3, 4-Butanetetraol, melting point: 119-123, Erythritol is powder with a transparent white brilliant appearance, tastes sweet slightly, crystallizes easily and feels pleasantly cool.
Erythritol occurs naturally in many foods such as pears, melons, grapes, mushrooms, wine, soy sauce and cheese. Erythritol is produced by fermentation using yeast. Erythritol is approximately 60% -70% as sweet as sucrose and flows easily due to its non-hygroscopic character. Like other polyols, Erythritol does not promote tooth decay and is safe for people with diabetes. However, erythritol's caloric value of zero calories per gram distinguishes it from other polyols. Erythritol is the newest member of the polyol family and is authorized for use in foods in the EU under the same conditions as all other polyols (except that 0 kcal/g should be used for nutritional labelling purposes).
Erythritol's Consumer Benefits - Natural - Nutritional benefit - Dental benefit - Clean, sweet taste similar to sugar with no aftertaste - Zero Calories - Suitable for people with diabetes because it does not raise blood glucose or insulin levels.