If you look at a Nutrition Facts Panel on food packages, you will find that certain sugars and their amounts are listed under the carbohydrate section. This is a requirement for all sugars classified as a mono or di saccharide. In addition, the factor used to determine their calorie content is 4 kilo calories, or K calories, per gram. As an option, you also can list sugar alcohols in this section if they are present in your product. To date, these sugar alcohols have been considered by the ...

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