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Sugar substitute is sometimes perceived as an entirely fake manufactured sweetener. That is not really true. Even though I have to admit that on the market there are so many artificial sweeteners. Some of them are even poisonous to our body.
But when you start researching, you would find out that there are also a healthy natural options.
The best and the healthiest you can find is Stevia .We have a plants always in our garden. At the end of the summer I pick all the leaves ( that are left and not eaten by Sophie). I clean them, dry them and then grain them. In that way I have a Stevia powder always in my pantry. The most important, I know where it came from. By drying the leaves the sweetness quadruples and you only need a tiny bit to feel it in a dish.
Is a second best option, it is a sugar alcohol (or polyol).
Erythritol is 60–70% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar) yet it is almost noncaloric, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and is partially absorbed by the body, excreted in urine and feces. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling requirements, it has a caloric value of 0.2 calories per gram (95% less than sugar and other carbohydrates).
Erythritol has a strong cooling effect when it dissolves in water, which is often combined with the cooling effect of mint flavors. The cooling effect is present only when erythritol is not already dissolved in water, a situation that might be experienced in an erythritol-sweetened frosting, chocolate bar, chewing gum, or hard candy. The cooling effect of erythritol is very similar to that of xylitol and among the strongest cooling effects of all sugar alcohols.
The best products I have found so fat are the sweeteners which contains the mixture of Stevia and Erythritol together. Once combined the bitterness of stevia and cooling effects of Erythritol are dramatically reduced.
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