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Organic Zero
Erythritol: An Alcohol Sugar – ZERO
Glycemic Index

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 Swerve 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. Well, Swerve Confectionary Sweetener is a powder. Just what the doctor ordered.

For some of you, diabetics, sugar addicts, people with cancer, or with any disorders affected by sugar, your dreams have come true.

We have 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.

Erythritol, 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 Better Stevia

Baked goods made with Erythritol have a longer shelf life as do those made with the erythritol/stevia combination.




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