maltitol

noun
mal·​ti·​tol | \ ˈmȯl-tə-ˌtȯl How to pronounce maltitol (audio) \

Medical Definition of maltitol

: a crystalline, sweet alcohol C12H24O11 that is a polyol which occurs naturally (such as in roasted malt and the leaves of chicory) or is produced commercially by the hydrogenation of maltose and that is used as a sugar substitute in reduced-calorie or sugar-free food products (such as candy, baked goods, and ice cream)

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“Maltitol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/maltitol. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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