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Sugar Alcohols: Neither Sugars Nor Alcohol

I see “sugar alcohol” listed on quite a number of food labels, often on products boasting low sugar or low calories. What is this ingredient?

Also called polyols, sugar alcohols are reduced­-calorie sweeteners used in many “diet” foods, from candies and jams to baked goods, protei...

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