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What foods contain sorbitol?

William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Foods and products that contain sorbitol include:
  • Some elixir (liquid) medications, in which the sorbitol may be called an "inactive ingredient"
  • "Sugarless" candy, breath mints and chewing gum
  • Apples, pears, prunes and peaches
  • Fruits canned in concentrated apple or pear juice, often labeled "Light" or "Lite"
  • Fruit juice drinks
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