Is Xylitol keto friendly?
1 tsp (4g)
% Daily Value*
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Yes! Xylitol is a keto friendly sweetener that has a 1:1 sweetness ratio with sugar. It does have 10 calories per teaspoon, but it has zero effective carbohydrates.
Xylitol is a sugar alcohol with the chemical formula C5H12O5.
Xylitol has a laxative effect which can have unpleasant effects such as diarrhea, colloquially referred to as "the runs", "the trots", "the squirts", or "the shits."
Other sugar alcohols that are also keto friendly are:
Erythritol is another sugar alcohol but without the laxative effect.