Polyols are metabolised in a different way than carbohydrates like sugar, glucose and starch, because they are not reducing carbohydrates.
Since they are only partially metabolized and absorbed, the caloric value is lower than that of other sugars. According to the EC Nutrition and Labeling Directive, a caloric value of 2.4 Kcal/g has been defined for the EU countries (compared to 4.0 Kcal/g for normal sugars).
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