Questions & Answers › Category: Alcohol › What is the ruling on the use of “Sorbitol”? 1 Vote Up Vote Down Halal Seeker asked 3 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….? Question Tags: Sorbitol 1 Answers 1 Vote Up Vote Down Best Answer Moderator Staff answered 3 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.