sugar alcohols means: Sugar alcohols such as mannitol or sorbitol can be found in fruit and added to foods. These sugar alcohols are called “alcohols” due to their chemical structure and not because they have the same amount of alcohol as drinks such as beer, wine, or spirits. Sugar alcohols are not harmful to teeth and can be used to make sugarless gum. Some foods also have sugar alcohols added to their texture. Studies have shown that sugar alcohols are slower to dissolve than regular sugar. This may mean they cause less blood sugar spikes than sweetened sugar. They aren’t calorie-free and won’t help you lose weight. Consuming them in excess can cause intestinal gas, cramping, or diarrhea. (in Cooking Dictionary)