NOW Real Food®Xylitol Plus combines the pleasant taste of xylitol with BetterStevia®, a zero-calorie herbal sweetener that complements and even enhances the sweetening characteristics of xylitol. With NOW Real Food®Xylitol Plus you get an excellent, healthy alternative to table sugar and artificial sweeteners that has 40% fewer calories than sugar and a delicious, clean, sweet taste. Xylitol Plus can be used to sweeten your favorite beverages and it's also great in oatmeal, cereals, and other natural foods.
Xylitol is a sweetener classified as a "sugar alcohol" that's derived from non-GMO corn. Unlike sugars such as sucrose and fructose, xylitol doesn't promote tooth decay. Even though it's classified as a carbohydrate, xylitol has a low glycemic impact due to its slow absorption in the digestive tract, and its caloric impact is around 1/3 lower than other carbohydrates, making it a healthy sweetener that's hard to beat.