Erythritol, like xylitol, is a naturally occurring compound known as a sugar alcohol (or polyol) that is used as a low/no-calorie sweetener. It occurs naturally in some fruits and vegetables and can also be produced by fermentation. It is about 70% as sweet as sucrose but contains less than 6% of the calories of sucrose; it does not influence insulin or blood sugar levels and does not contribute to tooth decay (1). It has been safely used around the world for the last 30 years.

1. Boesten DMPHJ, den Hartog GJM, de Cock P, Bosscher D, Bonnema A, Bast A. Health effects of erythritol. Nutrafoods 14:3–9, 2025.