Xylitol is a naturall plant-based sweetener, very similar to sugar in taste. It can be found in fruits and plants, as well as in the human body, in a very low quantity. It offers almost the same sweetness as sugar with a more refreshing taste.
However, it has many more health benefits than sugar. In contrast with sugar and corn syrup, xylitol doesn’t cause caries. It has a low glycemic index (GI=7) and can be used by people with diabetes without causing any harm. It also has 40% less calories than sugar.