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sugar alcohol

[′shu̇g·ər ′al·kə‚hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
Any of the acyclic linear polyhydric alcohols; may be considered sugars in which the aldehydic group of the first carbon atom is reduced to a primary alcohol; classified according to the number of hydroxyl groups in the molecule; sorbitol (D-glucitol, sorbite) is one of the most widespread of all the naturally occurring sugar alcohols.
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Sugar alcohol is used widely in the food industry as thickeners and sweeteners, substituting for table sugar.
The study covers the recent government policies with respect to the domestic sugar alcohol industry, supply and demand situation during 2008-2012, imports and exports of major sugar alcohols, key influencing factors, consumption pattern of sugar alcohols by end-use segments, competition analysis between sugar alcohols and their substitutes, as well as provides extensive forecasts on the supply-demand balance up to 2017.
com/prnh/20130307/600769 Naturally occurring sugar alcohol or polyol, Xylitol is found in most plant material such as fruits and vegetables.
Known as TicaPAN[R] 311, the coating system will bind sugar and sugar alcohol syrup in confectionary coating and panning applications with comparable performance when compared to the traditional solution.
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): Mixing dental anaesthesia with mannitol, a simple sugar alcohol, greatly helps in numbing the dental-drilling pain, doctors have found.
The co-fragmenting agent is a sugar or a sugar alcohol.
Mannitol is the most likely form of sugar alcohol to cause bloating and diarrhea because it remains in the intestines for a long time.
Pierre's notes that Carb Success is sweetened with Splenda and features three grams of net carbs per half cup serving (calculated by subtracting dietary fiber and sugar alcohol from total carbohydrates).
Even if you haven't heard of mannitol, chances are you've eaten this minty-tasting sugar alcohol as a powdery coating on chewing gum, candies, or pills.
Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol used in many sugar-free gum, candies, cake mixes, syrups and other foods, as well as in some medicines.
Xylitol: Another sugar alcohol with an action similar to that of fructose.
But a growing body of evidence suggests that xylitol, a nonfermentable sugar alcohol popular in some European gums but not common in the United States, has a definite protective effect on teeth -- perhaps by killing harmful bacteria and stimulating remineralization on tooth surfaces.