Monk Fruit

All About Monk Fruit! Monk fruit has been growing in popularity recently, but this sweetener is far from new! Centuries ago, monks discovered the gourds and used them for traditional Chinese medicine. Monk Fruit, also known as Luo Han Guo, isn’t like other fruits. The sweetness found in monk fruit extracts and sweeteners comes from mogrosides, […]

Erythritol

Erythritol is a sugar substitute also referred to as sugar alcohol. The sugar alcohols are counted as carbohydrates in the nutrition label. Their caloric effect on the body is lower than that of a normal carb which is why it has zero calories. For every 1 tsp (4g) there are 4 grams of carbohydrates and […]

Stevia

What is stevia. – Stevia is the most mainstream natural sugar substitute available – South Americans have been using stevia for centuries – Stevia is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar – The stevia plant is part of the sunflower family Stevia acts as a sweetening system. – Stevia has begun to replace artificial sweeteners in […]

Inulin

Inulin is not an ordinary ingredient What is inulin? – Prebiotic fiber is found in many foods, but some people need to supplement in order to have perfect gut health. – Subtly sweetened with only 10% of the sweetness of sugar – Usually made from Jerusalem artichoke from the chicory root, it is used as […]

Allulose

What is allulose. – One of the most revolutionary sweeteners to enter the market in decades – A deep, clean cut of 90% of added sugars – A monosaccharide that can be found naturally in figs, raisins and maple syrup. – Its chemical makeup is almost identical to that of sucrose, but minor differences in […]