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Finnish Xylitol 500g

Category: Honey, Xylitol & Agave Nectar

Weight/Volumes: 500g

Price: R 75.00

Xylitol is found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, and can be extracted from various berries, oats, and mushrooms, as well as fibrous material such as corn husks, sugar cane, and birch. Xylitol has a very low glycaemic index of only 8 (glucose has a GI of 100).


  • Xylitol contains only trace amounts of vitamins and minerals, but it aids in the absorption of calcium and B vitamins in your body.


  • Safe For Diabetics: Unlike sugar, xylitol is not easily converted to fat, and so has almost no effect on insulin levels, making it a safe sugar alternative for diabetics, body builders, dieters, pregnant/nursing women, and also for babies and children. Xylitol has a very low glycaemic index of only 8 (glucose has a GI of 100).
  • Helps Prevent Cavities: Since it is a non-fermentable sugar, it cannot be converted to acid by oral bacteria. Thus, the alkaline-acid balance in the mouth is maintained, preventing cavities.
  • Ear Infections: Xylitol can also be used in preventing growth of harmful bacteria in the pharyngotympanic tubes, connecting the nose and ear, to help prevent ear infections.
  • Candida: Xylitol helps prevent bad breath, ulcers, and stomach cancer by slowing down the growth of Candida Albicans (a serious yeast infection), and other harmful bacteria like H. pylori.
  • Bone Density: Xylitol has shown to help improve bone density in rats. This indicates it has potential as a treatment for osteoporosis in humans.
  • Tooth Enamel: In addition to preventing cavities, consuming xylitol in small amounts helps decrease plaque formation, and promotes salivation to prevent a dry mouth, which aids in enhancing mineral absorption for repairing damaged tooth enamel, while increasing tooth strength.
  • Increases White Blood Cell Activity: Xylitol can help increase the white blood cell activity in fighting bacterial infections, to help build immunity, protect against chronic degenerative disease and have anti-aging benefits.
  • Allergies & Sinus Infections: When used as a nasal spray, xylitol is helps reduce the prevalence of sinus infections, asthma and allergies, because it helps decrease the amount of harmful bacteria that occur in the cells of our nose. Xylitol also inhibits the growth of Streptococcus pneumoniae, mutans streptococci, as well as the attachment of Haemophilus influenzae on the nasopharyngeal cells, making xylitol nose spray a very easy self-help treatment.
  • May Lower Risk of Ovarian Cysts: Xylitol may help lower your risk of developing ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome (a condition that disrupts or stops the ovulation cycle), fibroids, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and possibly breast cancer.
  • Prevents Streptococcus mutans In Newborns: When used by nursing mothers on a regular basis, it helps reduce the transmission of Streptococcus mutans (oral bacteria that causes cavities) to children by up to 80% during the first two years.


  • Note to Bakers: Although Xylitol is a great alternative to baking with sugar, please be aware that due to its non-fermentability and antibacterial properties, baking yeast-based products will not work as fermentation and thus gas production will be inhibited. In this case use agave nectar or Raw Honey as natural sweet alternatives.