The most Widely used sweetener in Chewing gum :Xylitol
Xylitol is a kind of sweet substance with nutritive value, and also the normal intermediate of carbohydrate metabolism in human body. A healthy person, even if he does not eat any food containing xylitol, the blood contains 0.03---0.06 mg/100 mg of xylitol. In nature, xylitol is widely found in various fruits and vegetables, but the content is very low.
Commodity xylitol is a kind of natural and healthy sweetener, which is made by deep processing in agricultural crops such as corn cob and sugarcane residue. Xylitol is white crystal, similar with sucrose, the sweetest sweetener in polyols, with a cool taste, sweetness equivalent to sucrose and calories equivalent to glucose.
Low calories is one of its main features: 2.4 calories per gram, 40% less than other carbohydrates. Xylitol has been used in food since the 60 's. In some countries it is a sweetener that is popular with people with diabetes.
In the United States, for certain special purposes .Xylitol can be used as food additive without limit. Xylitol is the best sweetener for anti-caries, and has been certified in different cases in last
Chewing gum and sweets with xylitol as the main sweetener have been formally recognized by the Dental Care Association of more than 20 countries