[ [ Lactitol ] A sugar alcohol with about 40% of the sweetness of sucrose and 2.4 kcal/gram of energy. Lactitol has been prescribed as a laxative and as a prebiotic. More ]
A [ Sugar ] Any of the class of crystalline, water-soluble, short-chained (monosaccharide and disaccharide) carbohydrates. Sugars are typically sweet-tasting and include glucose, galactose, fructose, sucrose, lactose and maltose. More alcohol with about 40% of the sweetness of [ Sucrose, Table sugar, Cane Sugar, Beet Sugar ] A disaccharide comprising of a glucose and a fructose molecule. More and 2.4 [ Calorie, Cal., Kilocalorie, kcal., large calorie ] A unit of measure of food energy. 1 kilocalorie (kcal) is equivalent to 4.184 kilojoules (KJ). A "small calorie" (cal, 4.184 joules) is the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree Celsius, at a pressure of one atmosphere. A "large Calorie" is equivalent More/gram of energy.
Lactitol has been prescribed as a laxative and as a [ Prebiotic ] A chemical or food ingredient that promotes the growth of beneficial intestinal microorganisms. Naturally occurring prebiotics are typically non-digestible polysaccharides or sugar alcohols that pass undigested through the upper gastrointestinal tract. Compare: Probiotic More.