Snacking without a guilty conscience? This is what the sugar substitute Xylitol, also known as birch sugar, promises. It has become increasingly popular in the course of the low-carb trend of recent years. Xylitol has the same sweetening power as sugar but contains significantly fewer calories. This is why it is not only preferred by diabetics, but also by anyone who wants to lose weight.
We explain how the sugar substitute is produced – and whether Xylitol is really as healthy as claimed.