Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plantmaterial, including many fruits and vegetables. It is extracted from birch woodto make medicine. Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute and in"sugar-free" chewing gums, mints, and other candies.
A sweetener that is found in plants and used as a substitutefor sugar. Xylitol is called a nutritive sweetener because it providescalories, just like sugar.