[ [ Polyol ] An alcohol containing multiple hydroxyl groups. See Sugar Alcohols.... More ]
An alcohol containing multiple hydroxyl groups.
See [ Sugar alcohol, Alditol, Glycitol, Polyalcohol, Polyhydric alcohol ] Any of a class of sweet-tasting polyols, used widely in the food industry as sweeteners and thickeners. Biochemically, sugar alcohols are neither sugars nor alcohols although they are commercially produced from sugars. The more common sugar alcohols include erythritol, isomalt, maltitol, sorbitol, xylitol. While sugar alcohols may still affect blood sugar levels, they... More.