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Cerestar Vilvoorde R&D Centre
Senior Specialist, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, for Cerestar Food and Pharma Specialities Europe
October 01, 2003
Erythritol is a bulk sweetener polyol that is suitable for a variety of reduced-calorie and sugar-free foods. It has been part of the human diet for thousands of years because of its presence in foods such as fruit, mushrooms and fermentation-derived products including wine, soy sauce and cheese. This article investigates the properties of erythritol and describes how it can be used as a pharmaceutical excipient.