Granulated erythritol is the granular form of a sugar alcohol used as a sugar substitute. Granulated erythritol is 60-70% as sweet as granulated sugar without the downsides of sugar and can be used in similar ways, such as baking or for sweetening drinks. Granulated erythritol contains zero calories and cannot be metabolized by bacteria in the mouth, so it does not contribute to tooth decay like sugar does. In larger quantities, it may have laxative effects.* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.