sorbitol

Pronunciation: [SOR-bih-tawl]

A sweetener found naturally in some fruits and seaweeds. Besides being used as an artificial sweetener, sorbitol is employed as a thickener and stabilizer in candies, gums and numerous other food products.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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