Erythritol is a natural sweetener derived from plants. It is found in certain foods and drinks such as mushrooms, soy sauce, fruits, cheeses, beers, and wines. This sweetener has only 0.2 calories per gram and does not raise plasma glucose or insulin levels, is noncariogenic and easy to digest. By being easy to digest, this sweetener does not cause bloating, gas or diarrhea like other sugar alcohols can. You can start to find Erythritol in products such as Swiss Miss pudding, Zevia sodas, Vitamin Water Zero, and Orbit gum.
Erythritol is the newest sweetener on the market with dental health benefits. It’s cousin to Xylitol, which is another great sweetener.