Sorbitol powder (also known as Glucitol) is a sugar alcohol that the human body metabolizes slowly. Sorbitol is found naturally in apples, pears, peaches, and prunes. Sorbitol powder has about 60% the sweetness of table sugar. Sorbitol powder is a low-calorie sweetener that is commonly used as a sugar-substitute. It is also used as a thickening agent.* 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.