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 (zī′lĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
A sweet white crystalline alcohol derived from xylose, C5H12O5, used in gum and oral health products to inhibit bacteria that cause caries and as a dietary sugar substitute.

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1. (Cookery) chem an artificial sweetener produced from xylose and used esp in chewing gum. Formula: CH2HOH(CHOH)3CH2OH
2. (Chemistry) chem an artificial sweetener produced from xylose and used esp in chewing gum. Formula: CH2HOH(CHOH)3CH2OH
[C19: from xyl(ose) + -ite2 + -ol1]
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(ˈzaɪ lɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl)

a naturally occurring pentose sugar alcohol, C5H12O5, used as a sugar substitute.
[< German Xylit (1891)]
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FDA stated that xylitol is a type of sugar alcohol that is found in some of the sugar-free foods.
Besides intense sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, sucralose and stevia (all of which are virtually calorie free), there's another group of sweeteners known as 'sugar alcohols', which includes sorbitol and xylitol, that are worth avoiding.
We use xylitol and water to make ours and the result tastes the same.
One hundred seventy-nine adults (aged 30-45 years) who were considered at high risk of dental caries because of the presence of one to three caries and a high salivary concentration of Streptococcus mutans (the main cariogenic microorganism) were randomly assigned, in double-blind fashion, to chew xylitol chewing gum or a sugar-free placebo gum for 12 months.
Stevia and xylitol are natural sweeteners that are used as an alternative to sugar in diet and light food products (MUSSATTO & ROBERTO, 2002; REIS, 2007).
I've also used a natural sugar alternative called xylitol as it has lower calories than sugar and doesn't have such a dramatic effect on blood sugar levels.
Here are two to try at home: WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIES INGREDIENTS (Makes 9, 242kcals per serving) 100g butter, melted 80g erythritol blend, xylitol or stevia to taste 2 eggs 1/2 tsp.
COCONUT ICE INGREDIENTS (MAKES 30 SQUARES, 221KCALS PER SERVING) 400g of coconut milk 150g of coconut oil 100g of erythritol blend or xylitol 600g desiccated coconut METHOD 1.
([8,9]) Although these substitutes may prevent the adverse effects of sugar, many studies also prove that some may not be a better substitute to regular sugar, specifically there are some adverse effects that xylitol may bring.