Thursday, April 16, 2009

Erythritol from corn?

Just when you thought erythritol might be made of unicorns frolicking through Robert Pattison’s hair…

Erythritol is made from stuff like… ready for this… corn!

Another reason to watch those sugar alcohols. Sure, this one causes supposedly less toidy time, but that’s not a reason to embrace it as the new ‘it’ sweetener.

While made from birch bark in the past, the corn industry has been working its naughty no no magic on erythritol and has for some time.

One product, Now, states :”Erythritol has been part of the human diet for thousands of years due to its presence in foods such as pears, melons, grapes and mushrooms. Now Erythritol is 100% pure and derived from a corn source.”


What do you think about all of these sugar alcohols coming from corn?

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