The sugar alcohols do occur naturally in some fruit and vegetables. They do not contain alcohol also known as ethanol that is found in alcoholic beverages. It has a similar structure but it is not the same. There are even some sugar alcohols in other products as gum, jelly spreads, candy and even in tooth paste
The sugar alcohols contain fewer calories than sugar and only partially digested. This means they do not affect the sugar levels.
It sounds great but there are disadvantages to sugar alcohols. If consumed in large amounts I have seen these sugar alcohols cause bloating, gas and diarrhea. Therefore a careful dietary history should be taken by your doctor. In high amounts these sugar alcohols can be a cause of your leaky gut