Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ABC Wed: Letter X for Xylitol,

 Xylitol, natural sugar substitute. Xylitol /ˈzaɪlɪtɒl/ is a sugar alcohol used as a 

sweetener. The name derives from Greek: ξύλον, xyl[on], "wood" + suffix -itol, 

used to denote sugar alcohols.
I was visiting this Commonsense Organics store in Johnsonville in Wellington. I was wowed by the display and the layout of the store. Xylitol caught my eye as I needed a new X word.

I asked the friendly shop assistant and she was most helpful and friendly.  She told me it was like stevia which you may remember I planted that sugar substitute plant.

Ciko Mwangi told me she came from Kenya, and I told her I helped in a Charity, Deaf in Kenya.  She gave me a little booklet, a Dairy free Guide.

Johnsonville Commonsense Organics, Johnsonville .


Reader Wil said...

Thanks for this X word, Ann! What does Xylitol mean?
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Joy said...

I've never heard of this. I think my dentist would approve as he frowns at sugar! Looks a nicely stocked shop.

Roger Owen Green said...

an actual X word!


Su-sieee! Mac said...

You've reminded me that I have a bag of xylitol somewhere in the cupboard. A naturopath gave it to me as a substitute for sugar. I haven't tried it yet. Don't know why.
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