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Mannitol is a polyol (sugar alcohol) that is used as sugar substitute and laxative. The taste of mannitol compares to about 60% as sweet as table sugar (sucrose), but contains only 2.6 calories per gram as compared to 4 calories per gram for sucrose. Unlike many common sugars, such as fructose or sucrose, mannitol does not contribute to tooth decay.
Mannitol is largely used as a humectant in many types of products to maintain moisture content. The moisture-stabilizing and textural properties of mannitol are used in the production of confectionery, baked goods and chocolate where products tend to become dry or harden. Its moisture-stabilizing action protects these products from drying and maintains their initial freshness during storage. Additionally, mannitol a stable and chemically unreactive compound. It can withstand high temperatures and does not participate in Maillard (browning) reactions. This is an advantage, for example, in the production of cookies where a fresh color with no appearance of browning is desired.
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Supplement Facts & Directions
Serving Size: 3 grams
Servings Per Container: Varies
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value*
|Total Carbohydrates 3g||†|
|Sugar alcohol (as mannitol) 3g||†|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten & Additives
As a sweetener use 3 grams (level unpacked teaspoon) up to six times daily, or as directed by a physician.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition consult your physician before use. Greater than 20 grams in one day may cause a laxative effect. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark & dry place.
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.