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June 9, 1999

Meal Planning, Food and Diet

Question from Michigan, USA:

I have recently received a sugar free catalog of food products (mostly candy). The main sweetener in it is " maltitol". I have read what you have said about sugar alcohols, but this product claims to have "not elevate blood sugar and has 2-3 calories per gram." Should maltitol be calculated like the other sugar alcohols by dividing the carbohydrates in half?


I believe this is a good way to approach the sugar alcohols, and maltitol is one of the sugar alcohols.