Erythritol, a polyol (sugar alcohol), is a good-tasting bulk sweetener which is suitable for a variety of reducedcalorie and sugar-free foods. It has been part of the human diet for thousands of years due to its presence in fruits and other foods. Erythritol has a high digestive tolerance, is safe For people with diabetes, and does not promote tooth decay.
It is used in the beverage industry. It can also be used in food manufacture and chocolate, though usually it needs to be mixed with other sweeteners to achieve the required texture and sweetness level. It is heat stable and can be used for cooking at home. It is a major ingredient of Truvia sweetener.