is all natural and made of hardwood birch trees in the USA, not from corncobs. It looks and tastes like sugar and replaces sugar equally in recipes. One thing I appreciate and love is that there is no aftertaste. Xylitol has 40% fewer calories than table sugar and 75% fewer carbohydrates. Xylitol is recommended for diabetics and weight conscious individuals because of its low glycemic index. Xylitol is also linked to reducing the risk of tooth decay which is why it is found in natural and DIY toothpastes. Morning Pep’s Xylitol is Kosher and free of GMOs, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, and dairy.