Have you felt gastrointestinal discomfort, gas or diarrhea after eating some fruits, light products or gum? You may have a sorbitol intolerance. Read on to learn how to eat a low sorbitol diet.
What is sorbitol?
Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol found naturally in red algae and in the leaves and fruits of plants of the Rosaceae family such as:
- Peaches or apricots
It is also widely used in the food industry as a sweetener, thickener and humectant, being able to sweeten while providing few calories.