Natural organic sweeteners
Bulk sales of Erythritol, Stevia, inulin, xylitol and other natural low and no calorie sweeteners in certified organic or conventional forms
Organic Blackstrap Molasses
Organic Cane Sugar (fair trade available)
Organic Cane Syrup (medium invert)
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
Organic Lite Molasses
Organic Stevia (Steviosides, Rebaudiosides)
Organic Sugar (Powdered)
Organic Sugar (Whole Cane)
Organic Sugar (Light Brown)
Organic Sugar (Dark Brown)
LOW CALORIE SWEETENERS
Stevia Leaf Extract
Erythritol is a free flowing crystalline polyol (sugar alcohol) which has seen tremendous growth in popularity because of its significant benefits over the other low glycemic sugar alcohols, as well as sugar. It contains no sugar, or alcohol (zero ethanol), but gets its polyol name from its structural chemical characteristics. In other words, it is not sugar, and it contains no alcohol of the type found in alcoholic beverages. Sugar alcohols occur naturally in small amounts, in plant materials such as fruits and vegetables, as well as in fermented foods like cheese or wine.
Erythritol is about 60 to 80% as sweet as sugar, with 0.2 calories per gram (zero calories, for labeling purposes). Sorbitol, by comparison, has 2.6 calories per gram and is about 60% as sweet as sugar. Xylitol is as sweet as sugar, but with 2.4 calories per gram. Maltitol is about 75% as sweet as sugar, with 2.1 calories per gram.
Unlike the other sugar alcohols, 90% of Erythritol is absorbed into the small intestine and expelled in the urine, with only about 10% entering the colon, making digestion issues seen with other sugar alcohols far less frequent. Other benefits are: Erythritol does not raise blood sugar, and so is safe for diabetics. Like the other sugar alcohols Erythritol does not cause or promote tooth decay.
Erythritol acts synergistically with Stevia. Erythritol can strongly reduce the aftertaste of Stevia while Stevia tones down Erythritol's cold mouth feel.
The FDA has affirmed the GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe) status of Erythritol.
This product is available as certified organic or conventional. We offer it in granular and powder forms.
Stevia is a natural plant based sweetener, derived from the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which grows in South America. Stevia contains zero calories (less than 5 grams of carbohydrates) and and the extract is up to 300 times as sweet as common table sugar. Like Erythritol, Stevia has no effect on blood glucose levels, and this is safe for diabetics. It has been used for more than 1,500 years in South America. Its Glycosides - Steviosides and Rebaudiosides - were isolated in the 1930s, and the product has achieved big popularity in the United States over the past few decades.
Stevia extract acts synergistically with other sweeteners, especially with Erythritol. Stevia tones down Erythritol's cold mouth feel, while Erythritol can strongly reduce the aftertaste of Stevia.
We offer Organic Stevia with 90 - 98% Rebaudioside A, 40 - 98% powder, and Stevia extract. The products are Organic, non-GMO, and gluten free. Stevia is a zero calorie sweetener (less than 5 grams carbohydrate) and is up to 300 times as sweet as common table sugar. Like Erythritol, Stevia has no effect on blood glucose levels, and is safe for diabetics.
Although sometimes categorized as a sweetener, it is less sweet than the other sweeteners described on this page. It is often used in formulations with other sweeteners, for fiber and additional benefits. It is a polysaccharide; a fructan (made up primarily of fructose molecules). It is a highly soluble dietary fiber, often used as a food additive in the category of functional foods. Some typical additive uses of Inulin are in: bread, cakes, yogurt, protein bars, soups, drinks, sauces and dressings. It can improve the texture and taste of many foods, with added value as a prebiotic, which essentially acts as food for the “good” bacteria in the intestines, helping those “good bacteria” multiply.
Inulin naturally occurs in many plants, but the most common sources for Inulin in the food and beverage markets are Chicory and Jerusalem Artichoke. Our best selling product comes from Jerusalem Artichoke, and is available in organic and conventional forms.
We also offer Chicory root extracted Inulin, which can be labeled as such.
Xylitol is another polyol (sugar alcohol), which is popular as a food additive. It is as sweet as sucrose (sugar) but with only two-thirds the calories. It is often used as an ingredient in chewing gum because, unlike sugar or some other sweeteners, it is not metabolized by the bacteria in the mouth. Aside from food and beverage applications it is often found in toothpaste and mouth rinses.
Warning! Please note that Xylitol is highly toxic to dogs. Even when ingested in small amounts, Xylitol can cause sudden dangerously low blood sugar levels and liver injury in dogs. Please click here for more valuable information on this subject from the ASPCA. Keep pets safe!
COMPARING SWEETNESS VALUES AND CALORIES OF ALTERNATIVE SWEETENERS TO SUCROSE (COMMON, REFINED TABLE SUGAR):
Sucrose provides 3.87 calories per gram, with 100% carbs.
Erythritol is 60 to 80% the sweetness of sucrose, with 0.2 calories per gram (0 calories for labeling purposes).
Glycerin is about 60% as sweet as sucrose, with 4.32 calories per gram.
Inulin is 30 to 65% as sweet as sucrose, with 2.7 calories per gram
Stevia is 200 to 300 times sweeter than sucrose, with 0 calories per gram
Xylitol has the same sweetness level as sucrose, with 2.4 calories per gram
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