CAS Number: 87-99-0

E-Number: E967

EC Number: 201-788-0

Mol. Formula: C5H12O5

Pack Sizes


25 Kilo Bag Option for Xylitol

What is Xylitol?

Xylitol is a versatile and widely used sweetener known for its natural and sugar-like taste. Derived from various plant materials, it has gained popularity as a healthier alternative to traditional sugars due to its unique properties. It is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in fruits, vegetables, and other plant sources (such as birch bark).

Manufacturing occurs through hydrogenation, where xylose, a simple sugar derived from plant materials, undergoes conversion through fermentation (among other routes) into Xylitol. The result is a crystalline substance that resembles sugar but has fewer calories and a lower glycemic index.

Xylitol has gained significant traction in the food industry as a sugar substitute. Its natural sweetness makes it an ideal ingredient for several products, including baked goods, confectioneries, chewing gums, and beverages. Xylitol provides a pleasant taste without the typical effects of traditional sugars, making it a popular choice among health-conscious consumers. Xylitol's ability to enhance flavour while reducing sugar content has made it a favoured ingredient in the beverage industry. It is commonly used in sugar-free and low-calorie drinks, providing a refreshing taste without compromising sweetness.

The unique properties of Xylitol extend beyond the food and beverage sectors. Pharmaceutical industries utilize it as a sugar substitute in medications, syrups, and oral care products. Xylitol's tooth-friendly nature makes it a valuable component in dental hygiene products, as it helps prevent tooth decay and promotes oral health. Additionally, the industrial sector uses it in adhesives, coatings, and various chemical processes. Its low hygroscopicity and ability to retain moisture make it an excellent choice for maintaining product stability and enhancing performance.

Xylitol at Kilo Ltd.

At Kilo Ltd., we specialize in the supply of high-quality Xylitol. With years of experience and expertise in the industry, we pride ourselves on delivering premium xylitol products to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

Our wide range of xylitol offerings caters to the demands of the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial sectors. We ensure that our Xylitol adheres to the highest quality standards, providing our customers with a reliable and sustainable solution for their production requirements.

Should you need more information about Xylitol (or our countless other products), contact us today. Kilo is on hand to assist with product specifications, quotations, quality documentation & beyond. Our dedicated team is ready to help via telephone (01384 293 222), email or using the buttons on our website.

Industry Applications

Foods | Baked Goods, Ice Cream, Confectionery, Cheesecake
Beverages | Flavoured Water, Soft Drinks
Pharmaceutical | Medicines, Cough Syrup, Chewing Gum, Toothpaste, Supplements
Industrial | Adhesives, Chemical Manufacturing, Coatings


This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.