Huletts EquiSweet Erythritol is a low GI and low kilojoule sweetener derived from a variety of fruits and vegetables. Among the sugar alcohols, it has a higher digestive tolerance because about 90% of the ingested Erythritol is readily absorbed and excreted in urine. Its kilojoule value is therefore close to zero, hence it’s considered a low kilojoule sweetener as opposed to Xylitol whose kilojoule levels are not low enough to be legally called a low kilojoule sweetener. Erythritol Sweetener is 60-80% as sweet as sugar. Among the sugar alcohols, Erythritol exhibits many unique features. Erythritol has a higher digestive tolerance compared to all other sugar alcohols because about 90% of the ingested Erythritol is readily absorbed and excreted unchanged in urine. Because 90% is excreted, its kilojoule value is close to zero and it is considered a low kJ sweetener while xylitol is considered a reduced kJ sweetener.