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Erythritol is a very sweet and low-calorie sugar alcohol, very safe to eat

July 26, 2018

Erythritol is a very sweet and low-calorie sugar alcohol.

Studies show that it’s very safe to eat, although it can cause digestive problems at high doses.


it’s a sugar alcohol found naturally in certain fruits.

However, powdered erythritol available for purchase is most likely made via an industrial process.


It contains 0.24 calories per gram, or about 6% of the calories in an equal amount of sugar,

with 70% of the sweetness.


Erythritol doesn't spike blood sugar or insulin levels and has no effect on blood lipids like cholesterol or triglycerides.


It’s absorbed into the body from the intestine but eventually excreted from the kidneys unchanged.

Studies show that erythritol is very safe.

However, as with other sugar alcohols, it can cause digestive issues if you consume too much at a time .


Erythritol tastes very much like sugar, although it can have a mild aftertaste.

Although erythritol doesn’t seem to have any health benefits,

it certainly doesn't appear to be harmful in any way and is better tolerated than most other sugar alcohols.