Erythritol : Yet another sugar alcohol from corn

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

Erythritol is made from stuff like corn!

Sure, this one causes supposedly less gastric distress, 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 of many erythritol products, 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.”
Looks like the corn industry has consumers coming and going.
Now more than ever, it is important to make informed consumer decisions. Read those labels, and read beyond the ingredients. Words like “erythritol” don’t tell the real story of what’s inside that little wrapper.

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  1. Thanks for the info – I don't know whether to sigh, cry, scream or what – talk about having us over a barrel :(

    Thankfully I don't use much but will now try to see if I can find non-corn derivative sweetener.

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