Organic erythritol is a sugar alcohol that we use in some products. It naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables.
Don't be alarmed. Sugar alcohols are not, as their name implies, alcohols at all. They are named this way because they are structurally a combination of a carbohydrate and an alcohol, but are perfectly safe because they don't contain ethanol, which contributes to the negative effects commonly associated with alcohol.
Sugar alcohols are naturally occurring in some fruits, but they're also added to foods to help reduce sugar content. Historically, sugar alcohols like maltitol and sorbitol have been known to cause gastrointestinal (GI) issues because they can pull water into the intestine or get fermented by gut bacteria and cause symptoms like gas and bloating. However, erythritol is quite different as studies show that an individual can consume up to 50g/day without causing GI distress. And, at only 0.24 calories per gram erythritol helps to sweeten without causing any of the harmful metabolic effects of excess sugar.