Info: 454 g (1 lb); Available as Regular or Organic
Erythritol, a polyol (sugar alcohol), is a good-tasting sweetener which is suitable for a variety of reduced-calorie and sugar-free foods. It can be used as a sugar substitute in most sugar-free 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 a corn source. Erythritol resembles sugar in consistency and taste but has a caloric value near zero. It is also a great sugar alternative for diabetics. Erythritol, like Xylitol, may also inhibit cavities by denying plaque bacteria the fuel (sugar) it needs to erode tooth enamel.
A larger 2.5 pound (1,134 g; UPC 733739069238) size of the regular type may also be available in-store.
With a sweetness about 70% that of sucrose, a non-hygroscopic texture that prevents it from clumping, and easy digestibility, it's no surprise so many now consider erythritol to be their alternative sweetener of choice. Over the years, numerous studies have helped us better understand its benefits: it's completely safe for teeth, extremely low in calories, doesn't raise blood sugar levels, has zero "impact" carbohydrates, and is one of the most easily digested of all the sugar alcohols. And unlike most other sugar alcohols, this is unlikely to have a laxative effect, even in large amounts: doses of 1 gram per kilogram of body weight a day are typically well tolerated by adults (which would be 68 grams [or 17 teaspoons] a day, for a 150 pound adult).
Ingredients:100% Pure Erythritol Crystalline Powder.
Use one or more teaspoons to sweeten a cup of tea or coffee, as desired; use 1.5 teaspoons to get about the same sweetness as a teaspoon of regular table sugar.