Erythritol is naturally occurring in a wide variety of foods, including some fruits and vegetables. It's a white, odorless powder with a sweet taste similar to sucrose. It is produced by fermenting natural sugars into a sterilized mixture that is later purified into Erythritol Erythritol is 70% as sweet as table sugar, yet it is virtually non-caloric, with only 2 calories per gram, according to the FDA. Diabetics will be happy to know that on the glycemic index, Erythritol is rated zero. This means that insulin is not used to metabolize Erythritol. Erythritol has a high digestive tolerance. It's absorbed into the bloodstream and passed through the urine. Absorption occurs before it enters the large intestine, so it does not normally cause a laxative effect and most people will consume Erythritol with no side effects. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation. Before a product can be labeled "organic," a Government-approved certifier inspects the farm where the food is grown to make sure the farmer is following all the rules necessary to meet USDA organic standards. Companies that handle or process organic food before it gets to your local supermarket or restaurant must be certified.