Development of Functional Sugar Alcohols

Functional sugar alcohols, as known as sugar substitutes, have made a significant contribution to sugar reduction and sugar-free foods in the past two years that 77.5% of the Gen Z group believe “sugar control” is important for health. Among the many sugar substitute products, natural high sweeteners in food applications get a lot of room for development. Especially, with an average annual compound growth rate of 29.9%, erythritol has become the highest production growth rate of sweeteners in China. From xylitol, which is familiar to the public for its oral health benefits, to erythritol, which is a 0-calorie sugar substitute leading to the rapid development of sugar-free beverages, different functional sugar alcohols rely on their respective properties and functions are playing their own special advantages at different times. (Soure:

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