Yogurt, fruit, lowfat, with low calorie sweetener

Fun Facts

  1. Polyols, also called sugar alcohols, are a group of versatile, reduced-calorie carbohydrates that provide the taste and texture of sugar with about half the calories.
  2. Polyols are also referred to as sugar alcohols, they are neither sugars nor alcohols. This term is used because part of their structure chemically resembles sugar and part is similar to alcohols.
  3. Polyols vary in sweetness from about half as sweet as sugar to equally as sweet and their use depends on the function desired in a product. In addition to providing sweetness, polyols add bulk and some provide a smooth, creamy texture to sugar-free foods where this is desired. For example, polyols serve as useful alternatives to sugars in a wide range of products including ice cream, fillings, frostings, yogurts, and fruit spreads.
  4. Calorie Reduction – Since polyols are only partially absorbed by the body, they provide fewer calories per gram than other carbohydrates. Foods made with polyols therefore can provide the desired sweetness with fewer calories.
  5. Polyols produce a low glycemic response that benefits all consumers, including those with diabetes.

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