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Maltitol in sugar-free confectionery: Boosting Oral Health Benefits

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Maltitol in sugar-free confectionery: Boosting Oral Health Benefits

Various polyols, such as sorbitol, mannitol or xylitol, can be found naturally in some fruits or vegetables in significant quantities.  Polyols are principally used as sugar replacers in food products, a major advantage over intense sweeteners being their bulking property. Their energy cost is less than that of sugars. Although sugars’ caloric value is 4 kcal/g, that of polyols is only 2.4 kcal/g (European norms). Today, European regulation also recognizes the nutritional benefits of such molecules. In this article we review the scientifically demonstrated benefits of  SweetPearl®​ maltitol  for oral health.

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