Erythritol is a ployol (also known as a sugar alcohol), is a good-tasting sweetener which is suitable for a variety of reduced-calorie and sugar-free foods and can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes. Erythritol has been part of the human diet for thousands of years due to its presence in foods such as pears, melons, grapes and mushrooms. NOW Erythritol is 100% pure and derived from corn. Erythritol resembles sugar in consistency and taste but has a caloric value near zero. It is also a great sugar alternative for diabetics.
A transparent white brilliant appearance, free-flowing crystalline powder. A very clean, sweet taste profile, similar to sucrose with no significant after-taste. The dry form exhibits a strong cooling effect. Has a similar look and taste to sugar. Erythritol will brown like sugar.
Only about 70% as sweet as sugar; one teaspoon is equivalent to one teaspoon of sugar in baking measurements.
One of Erythritol’s most unique characteristics is that it is incredibly low in calories. While polyols are generally known for being low calorie by nature, Erythritol contains just 0.2 calories per gram.
Safe for Teeth
Erythritol is non-cariogenic, and does not metabolize the oral bacteria that break down sugars and starches needed to produce the acids that lead to cavities and decay. In fact, the FDA recently released a qualified health claim stating that polyols including Erythritol “do not promote tooth decay”.
Won’t Raise Blood Sugar
Several studies have suggested that Erythritol won’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels, and may therefore be a safe alternative to sugar-based foods designed especially for diabetics.
Based on the small size and unique molecular structure of Erythritol, it is easily absorbed by the small intestine. As a result, gas and laxation are far less likely in comparison to sucrose.
Zero Impact Carbs
As one of only two polyols that carry a glycemic index of zero, Erythritol has zero “impact carbohydrates”.
Unlike some other sugar alcohols, a laxative effect is unlikely but still possible in larger quantities.
- Serving Size 1 tsp. (4g)
- Servings Per Container 113
- Total Calories 0
- Calories From Fat 0
- Total Fat 0g
- Saturated Fat 0g
- Trans Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 0mg
- Total Carbohydrates 4g*
- Dietary Fiber 0g*
- Sugars 0g
- Sugar Alcohols 4g*
- Protein 0g
Ingredients: 100% Pure Erythritol Crystalline Powder.
*Net Carbs as listed by the manufacturer on the label = 0g per serving.