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Is erytritol vegan?

Erytritol is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is erytritol?

Erythritol is a natural sweetener that is low in calories and does not raise blood sugar levels. It resembles sugar in taste and texture, but it is 70% as sweet with only 0.2 calories per gram compared to sugar's 4 calories per gram. Erythritol is derived from corn via a natural fermentation process, making it a suitable alternative for those seeking a healthier lifestyle. Unlike other sugar alcohols, erythritol is easily digested and unlikely to cause digestive issues, making it a popular ingredient in many foods including baked goods, beverages, and confectionery products.

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