Hydrogenatated starch hydrolysate (HSH)
Rating: Cut back
Sugar-free sweetener: Candy, chocolates, chewing gum, baked goods.
HSH, like sorbitol and other sugar alcohols, is slightly sweet and poorly absorbed by the body. As with most sugar alcohols, eating significant amounts of HSH may cause intestinal gas and diarrhea. It has more calories than most other sugar alcohols−three calories per gram, compared to about 4 for sugar and about 2 for most other sugar alcohols.