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Sorbitol was recently added to our growing sweetener line, though it has been around for quite some time as a sugar substitute.  It was first isolated in the late nineteenth century and became more popular in the mid-twentieth century.

While you might be more familiar with the names of alternative sweeteners like xylitol or sucralose, sorbitol is a widely used key ingredient in a variety of formulations.

Sorbitol’s flavor profile is roughly half as sweet as table sugar, with a similar white crystalline appearance. Sorbitol naturally occurs in many fruits and vegetables; Jedwards’ sorbitol is sourced from corn starch. Compared to sucrose, it has a lower glycemic index. Sorbitol and other alternative sweeteners are sought after by people who need or want to watch their blood glucose levels, or who are looking to avoid sugar altogether. It can be found in low-calorie or sugar-free baked goods, candies, syrups, soda, and ice cream. It’s popular as an ingredient in sugar-free chewing gum, toothpaste, and mouthwash as it is considered to be non-cariogenic.

Outside of food and beverage formulations, sorbitol is frequently used in cosmetics and personal health care items. As a moisture-retaining item, it is often found in creams, lotions, shower gel, conditioners, and other topical products. Sorbitol is also used to improve and thicken the texture of products. Some medications also utilize sorbitol in their formulations, either for texture, taste, or other benefits.

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