Polyol Sweeteners

What is Polyol?

Polyols, also known as sugar alcohols, are a type of carbohydrate commonly used as sweeteners in food products. Despite their name, they are neither sugars nor alcohols in the traditional sense. Polyols occur naturally in some fruits and vegetables, but they can also be produced through industrial processes.

Here are some common properties of polyols:

  1. Sweetness and Caloric Content: Polyols are sweet in taste and provide fewer calories compared to regular sugar. They have a lower caloric value because they are not fully absorbed by the body, resulting in fewer calories per gram. The caloric content of polyols varies, but they generally provide around 2 to 3 calories per gram, compared to 4 calories per gram for sugar.
  2. Digestion and Absorption: Polyols are incompletely digested and absorbed in the small intestine. As a result, they have a reduced impact on blood sugar levels and insulin response. This makes them suitable for individuals with diabetes or those following a low-glycemic or controlled-carbohydrate diet.
  3. Reduced Cariogenic Potential: Polyols are less cariogenic (tooth decay-causing) than regular sugar. They are not readily fermented by oral bacteria, which reduces the production of acids that can damage tooth enamel.
  4. Texture and Mouthfeel: Polyols can contribute to the texture, bulk, and mouthfeel of food products. They can add moisture, enhance chewiness, and provide a cooling effect in certain applications.
  5. Laxative Effect: Some polyols, such as sorbitol and mannitol, can have a laxative effect when consumed in large amounts. This is because they are not fully absorbed in the small intestine and can draw water into the colon, resulting in softer stools or diarrhea. However, the laxative effect varies depending on the individual's tolerance and the amount consumed.
Common polyols used in food products include sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, erythritol, isomalt, polydextrose and maltitol. They can be found in a range of products labeled as "sugar-free," "no sugar added," or "reduced sugar," such as chewing gum, candies, baked goods, and beverages. It's important to note that excessive consumption of polyols may cause gastrointestinal discomfort, so it's advisable to consume them in moderation.

Product we offer:

o Xylitol: Fine Powder, DC and Organic o Erythritol: Fine Powder, Granular and Organic o Maltitol: Fine powder, Granular, liquid o Allulose, Liquid, granular and fine powder o Mannitol: Fine powder and granular o Sorbitol: Liquid, Powder, granular and DC o Polydextrose: Liquid, powder, Low Sugar o Isomalt: Fine Powder and granular


What is Polydextrose: Polydextrose is a type of soluble fiber and low-calorie sweetener commonly used in food manufacturing. It is produced through the polymerization of dextrose (a simple sugar derived from corn) and small amounts of sorbitol and citric acid. Polydextrose has a variety of


Allulose——Sugar Replacer

Allulose, also known as D-allulose or psicose, is a low-calorie sugar that is naturally present in small quantities in some fruits such as figs, jackfruits and raisins. The Primary function of allulose is as a sweetener to replace sugar. It tastes similar to Fructose or table sugar but about

IMO Fiber

IMO, Sugar Substitute

IMO Stands for Isomaltooligosaccharide. IMO is a mixture of short-chain carbohydrates and has a digestion-resistant property. Isomalto-oligosaccharides are a normal part of the human diet and occur naturally in fermented foods – such as rice miso, soy sauce, and sake. IMO can be a sweet-tasting

Organic Erythritol


Erythritol is a natural sweeter found in fruits and fermented foods. Our Erythritol is produced by fermentation from corn. It has a Zero Glycemic Index, which means no affect on blood sugar and insulin levels – and near zero caloric value. It may inhibit cavities. Our Erythritol is

Natural Xylitol


Xylitol (CAS:87-99-0) is a naturally-occurring sweetener, Chemical composition is a 5-Carbon Polyol. It was often used as sugar substitute. It can be found, for instance, in berries, fruit, vegetables and mushrooms.  In human body, liver can produce 5 to 15 g of xylitol daily as intermediate of



Sorbitol is a sugar substitute found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables. It is also produced by the human body. It is widely used as a replacement for corn syrups. Sorbitol is absorbed more slowly than sugar, which may play a small role in the prevention and management of


Maltitol is a low-calorie artificial sweetener. It is a carbohydrate. A sugar alcohol made of glucose and sorbitol. Maltitol does not promote dental cavities and has a low glycemic index, making it a diabetic-friendly food ingredient. Zero Gylcemic index, which means no affect on blood sugar

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