Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in certain plants First produced in the 1800s. It was rediscovered during the cane sugar shortage of WWII and has been widely used since the 60s in Europe and Japan. This naturally sweet Xylitol has 75% less carbohydrate than cane sugar and is slowly absorbed and metabolized resulting in negligible changes in insulin levels. It has a low Glycaemic Index of 7 Just replace cane sugar with So Sweet Xylitol. Unlike other sugar alternatives, xylitol is crystalline just like cane sugar, and has a similar of sweetness which makes it easy to use at home.