Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in many fruits and berries. It is often used as a sweetener substitute in foods, providing the same sweetness as refined sugars with less food energy 1. Xylitol is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a food additive (21CFR172.395) 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.