Where does Nirvana Xylitol™ come from?

Xylitol [pronounced zy-li-tol] is a substance that occurs naturally in fibrous fruits like plums and strawberries. It also occurs in vegetables like corncobs and mushrooms and hardwood trees like birch. Nirvana Xylitol™ is derived from non-GMO, non -allergenic corn cob (core) – an environmentally sustainable source of the natural ingredients. It is good for you […]

Where was Xylitol discovered?

Xylitol was almost simultaneously discovered by Emil Fischer, a German chemist, in 1891, and by French chemist M. G. Bertrand. It was first really used in Finland during World War II, as a severe sugar shortage left them looking for a substitute. Following this, Xylitol became a popular naturally-derived sugar substitute in Germany, Switzerland, the […]

How is Xylitol different from other sweeteners?

Xylitol has a very low GI of 7 unlike other natural sweeteners like sugar which has a GI of 64, and honey which has a GI of 62.  Also, unlike artificial and chemically-derived sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose, Xylitol is 100% natural and is found in some fruits, vegetables and hardwood trees. Xylitol also […]