Whether you are on a health kick, trying to lose weight or have dietary restrictions, you still want to enjoy the sweetness of life. There are many sugar substitutes out there and you may have a hard time distinguishing between them. Here is a list with more information on ingredients you want to know more about.
Xylitol is a naturally-occurring sugar alcohol that is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as in birch trees. Humans also produce small quantities of it through normal metabolism. Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar but has fewer calories and doesn’t raise blood sugar levels. The best part? It has no calories, no carbs, and is keto-friendly.
Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol and is about 70% as sweet as sugar. Health Garden’s Erythritol is derived from non-GMO corn grown in the USA. What makes it so great? It contains zero calories and does not affect blood sugar levels or cause tooth decay. Erythritol is quickly metabolized by the body, yet only partially absorbed. As a result, you can enjoy the sweetness without the calories! Erythritol is a good choice for people with sensitive stomachs who are adversely affected by other sugar alcohols.
Stevia rebaudiana, a plant native to Brazil and Paraguay in South America (though ours is sourced from Spain), has been consumed as a sweetener and sugar substitute for centuries. Stevia is produced by drying stevia leaves and extracting the water. It is a fine powder that dissolves quickly, making it easily to add to beverages. Stevia is safe for diabetics and can actually help control blood sugar levels. It is recommended for those with keto, low-carb and gluten-free diets.
Raw and Blue Agave
Agave nectar has been used for centuries in Mexico as a natural sweetener. The consistency is comparable to honey. Derived from agave plants, agave nectar is high in nutrients, minerals and antioxidants, providing you with many health benefits when compared to regular table sugar. Agave nectar is also sweeter than table sugar, allowing you to use less for the same amount of sweetness.
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Monk Fruit Extract
Monk fruit extract is derived from the sweet juice of a sub-tropical melon that has been cultivated in Asia for hundreds of years. Our monk fruit sweetener browns like sugar and is ideal for use in cooking and baking. It is safe for diabetics and can help manage blood sugar levels. It is recommended for people with keto, low-carb and gluten-free diets. Easily metabolized by the digestive system, monk fruit sweetener is a great choice when large amounts of sweetener are required.
Coconut sugar has been used for centuries around the world as a natural sweetener. A palm sugar derived from the sap of coconut palm trees, coconut sugar is high in amino acids, nutrients and antioxidants, providing you with many health benefits when compared to regular brown sugar. Coconut sugar contains impressive amounts of zinc, iron, potassium and magnesium. Health Garden’s coconut sugar is derived from the sap of coconut blossom from trees grown in the Philippines, which are of high quality. Our coconut sugar is a light golden color; it won’t harden and doesn’t have an aftertaste.
Allulose is an all-natural sweetener derived from non-GMO corn, and can also be found in jackfruit, kiwi, figs, and raisins. Rich in natural nutrients, antioxidants and low on the glycemic index, Allulose is unique among sweeteners because it caramelizes just like sugar! Suitable for Keto diets, kids with ADHD, and diabetics. Perfect for cooking, baking, sauces, and glazes.
Used in: Allulose Sweetener