Erythritol Stevia Sweetener
Combining Erythritol and Organic Stevia to make an alternative to sugar that has a fresh clean sweetness. Created from a unique blend of stevia natural plant and erythritol, a natural nectar found in plants, it tastes deliciously sweet with no bitter aftertaste. When it comes to brands, Natvia and SweetNZ Classic blend are both Erythritol Stevia.
Ratios to Sugar in recipes: 1 Cup of the Erythritol and Stevia blend 184g is the same sweetness as 1 C of sugar so 1:1.
- Erythritol – non-GMO naturally occurring sugar alcohol found in some fruits and vegetables.
- Stevia – is a herb native to South America and for over 1500 years people have been using fresh and dried Stevia leaves to sweeten food, beverages and herbal medicines.
Benefits and claims: A blend of erythritol and stevia is crafted to taste great in coffee and tea and in baking. Your small intestine absorbs Erythritol quickly and gets it out of your body through urine within 24 hours. This means Erythritol doesn't have a chance to "metabolize" -- turn into energy in your body.
Features: It has no effect on glucose or insulin levels, making it a safe sugar substitute for those with diabetes. Good for oral health because it slows the growth of one type of bacteria and decreases the acid that bacteria make.
Macros for 100g – Carbohydrate 100g*, Fat 0g, Protein 0g, energy 100kj, Gluten 0g, Sodium 5g. *Note: Zero Net carbs by subtracting fibre and sugar alcohols from total carbohydrates.
Allergens: OK with keto, diabetic, candida, paleo, vegan, low-carb, low-sugar, non-GMO, and all-natural diets. No allergens.
When baking cookies with erythritol, they need to cool down out of the oven before they firm up and hold together.
Erythritol will not caramelise so Allulose is better for soft gels and caramels and Monkfruit works better in breads and pastries.
For some people, Erythritol can give a mouth-cooling feel, this can disappear by waiting to eat items made until the next day.
Keto Recipes that use this Keto Ingredient: Loads of recipes are on the Natvia website
How much can I eat? There aren't official guidelines on using erythritol, but most people can handle 1 gram for every kilogram of body weight daily. Excessive consumption acts like a laxative, similar to eating some fruits.