Erythritol is a sugar alcohol naturally found in grapes, pears, mushrooms, soy sauce, cheese, wine and beer, so it and has been part of the human diet for thousands of years.
You may be familiar with other sugar alcohols like xylitol, sorbitol, and maltitol used in sugar-free candies and chewing gum. But erythritol is different and much better than these other sugar alcohols because it is fermented. Many people have trouble with foods sweetened with sugar alcohols. Diarrhea, gas, and bloating are common side effects of other sugar alcohols. But LAKANTO® does not cause diarrhea, gas and bloating because LAKANTO® sweetener is made by fermentation while the other sugar alcohols are made from hydrogenation. Our erythritol is Certified Non-GMO and has zero calories and a zero glycemic index.