Nature's Healthy Sweetener
Looks and Tastes Like Sugar
Xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. There is no weird texture or odd aftertaste associated with many artificial sweeteners. Xylitol contains 9.6 calories per teaspoon, 40% less than regular sugar and is recommended by dentists and doctors.
Works Almost Like Sugar
Xylitol is a healthy alternative to sugar. You'll probably find our xylitol recipes useful when making xylitol part of your diet. You can substitute xylitol for sugar in most cooking, but not baking breads or anything that contains yeast. And since xylitol does not crystallize as much as table sugar it does not work well when making hard candy.