Questions & AnswersCategory: AlcoholWhat is the ruling on the use of “Sorbitol”?
Halal Seeker asked 9 years ago

What is the ruling on the use of “Sorbitol”. In the dictionary it is defined as an alcoholic extract from fruits; however, it is used in many consumer products, including some Crest toothpaste, breathmints, etc….?

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Moderator Staff answered 9 years ago

Chemically, sorbitol is an alcohol. However, not all types of alcohol are haram. Only ethyl alcohol is haram. Therefore, there is no problem with sorbitol.