Xylitol

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Xylitol

Postby oldbloke » Fri Feb 24, 2017 23:22

The missus gets mysterious headaches and is on drugs for them - had all the tests, nothing scary found, probably just side effect of menopause.
ANYWAY, I was using sucralose to take the edge of my turbociders, and we think /maybe/ that was giving her extra headaches. There are some suggestions in the medical literature that it can.
SO, I was thinking of trying xylitol instead. Only, having just bought some, I now realise I'm not sure it won't just ferment.
Anybody know?
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Re: Xylitol

Postby robwalker » Fri Feb 24, 2017 23:29

Apparently non fermentable - but watch out for high concentrations unless you wanna spend the night on the bog. Fine for sweetening I'm sure.
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Re: Xylitol

Postby oldbloke » Sat Feb 25, 2017 00:24

Haha yes, all the "sugar alcohols" do that. Our kid ate a whole roll of some mints that were sweetened with sorbitol once. Once. Learnt his lesson!
It'll only be a teaspoon or two per gallon, I think the cider will be fine.
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Re: Xylitol

Postby jkp » Sat Feb 25, 2017 13:31

I've used this a fair bit in my ciders. I'd certainly recommend it, non-fermentable and I've never noticed any flavour from it either. As for side effects..... I've never drank that much cider in one go.....

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