sorbitol

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sorbitol (glycitol, glucitol) A six‐carbon sugar alcohol found in some fruits and manufactured from glucose. Although it is metabolized in the body, it is only slowly absorbed from the intestine and is tolerated by diabetics. It is 50–60% as sweet as sucrose. Used in baked products, jam, and confectionery suitable for diabetics.

glucitol

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glucitol Obsolete name for sorbitol, one of the sugar alcohols or glycitols.

sorbitol

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sorbitol (sor-bit-ol) n. a carbohydrate with a sweet taste, used as a substitute for cane sugar in foods suitable for diabetics since it is absorbed slowly from the intestine.

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