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Is maltitol vegan?

Maltitol is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is maltitol?

Maltitol is a sugar alcohol commonly used as a low-calorie sweetener in various food products. It is produced by hydrogenating maltose, a sugar derived from corn or wheat starch. Maltitol is about 90% as sweet as sugar, but it contains fewer calories and has a lower glycemic index, making it a popular choice for people with diabetes or those trying to control their sugar intake. It is commonly used in sugar-free candies, chewing gum, baked goods, and other low-calorie food products. Maltitol can also act as a humectant, helping to keep foods moist and fresh for longer periods. However, excessive consumption of maltitol may cause gastrointestinal distress, such as bloating, gas, and diarrhea.

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