Erythritol: An Alcohol
Editor's Note: Since writing this,
all of my resources from whom I got my Organic Zero
no longer handle Organic Zero. So, now I use
Confectionary Sweetener. If you eat organic because you
want to avoid chemicals, you should know that this
is an alcohol sugar and in the process of creating
an alcohol (using distillation) your toxic chemicals
are not included in the final product.
Additionally, since for years we've told people that
erythritol takes years to dissolve that you need to
put it in your blender and turn it into a powder.
Confectionary Sweetener is a powder. Just what
the doctor ordered.
of you, diabetics, sugar addicts, people with cancer, or
with any disorders affected by sugar, your dreams have come
discovered a REAL sugar, with REAL sugar taste, REAL sugar
sweetness, but NO calories (virtually—less than one calorie
per teaspoon), and a glycemic index of ZERO. It does NOT
raise your blood sugar, is safe for vegans and vegetarians,
BUT is NOT easily digested.
IIt is best not to depend too much on this product because it
can cause diarrhea.
Additionally, in recipes I use both erythritol and a form of
stevia called Better Stevia. This way I
don't get the digestive disruption and the end product is sweet without having
that old stevia aftertaste everyone complains about.
a naturally occurring sugar alcohol that is found
everywhere: in fruits, vegetables, and even in our bodies.
Erythritol is 70% as sweet as sugar, meaning you’ll
have to use a teaspoon and a half to equal a teaspoon
sugar’s sweetness. If your recipe calls for a cup of sugar,
you'll have to use a cup and a quarter to a cup and a half.
Or, I would use 3/4 cup of erythritol and six scoops of
Baked goods made with Erythritol have
a longer shelf life as do those made with the