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Xylitol is a sugar alcohol, typically derived from a hydrogenation process of corn. We use this ingredient to add a sweet flavour to our toothpastes.

Xylitol is found naturally in many plants, fruits and vegetables, and is especially abundant in birch and beechwood. Commercial production typically involves a hydrogenation process of plant biomass, with other fermentation methods also available.

Xylitol is used in some foods and oral care products as a non-sugar sweetener. Studies have shown xylitol helps inhibit the growth of Streptococcus mutans, a bacteria that contributes to tooth decay.

Other names: C5H12O5, Wood Sugar Alcohol, Xylite

Chemical class: Polyols


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Sara L. Baptista, Aloia Romaní, Lucília Domingues. Biotechnological Advancements, Innovations and Challenges for Sustainable Xylitol Production by Yeast. Editor(s): Óscar Zaragoza, Arturo Casadevall, Encyclopedia of Mycology, Elsevier, 2021, Pages 420-427, ISBN 9780323851800,

National Center for Biotechnology Information (2021). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 6912, Xylitol. Retrieved September 22, 2021 from

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