E967 - Xylitol

Xylitol is a polyol sweetener, also known as birch sugar.


E967 - Xylitol

Xylitol is a polyol sweetener, also known as birch sugar. As with any sweetener, it is recommended to consume it in moderation and as part of a balanced diet. Individuals using products containing xylitol should be aware of the potential risks to pets, especially dogs.


  • Xylitol is a polyol naturally present in many fruits and vegetables.
  • It is extracted from plant sources, such as birch bark.


  • Xylitol has a sweetening power similar to sucrose (table sugar) but with lower caloric content.
  • It has a refreshing sweet taste and is often used as a sugar substitute.


  • Food: Xylitol is used as a sweetener in a variety of food products, including sugar-free chewing gum, candies, pastries, jams, and confectionery.
  • Toothpaste: Due to its anti-cariogenic properties, xylitol is sometimes added to toothpaste to help prevent the formation of plaque and tooth decay.
  • Other Products: It is also found in some oral care products and health-related items.


  • Xylitol has antibacterial properties and can help inhibit the growth of bacteria responsible for plaque and tooth decay.
  • It has a refreshing effect and does not cause a significant glycemic spike, making it a preferred sweetener for people with diabetes.


  • Xylitol is generally considered safe for human consumption at normal doses.
  • However, it is toxic to dogs, and even small amounts can cause a toxic reaction in these animals.


  • Xylitol is poorly absorbed by the human body, meaning it can lead to gastrointestinal issues such as bloating or diarrhea when consumed in significant quantities.

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