Xylitol Sweetener - Birch - 500gm
Naturally Sweet Xylitol - a great sugar substitute on a keto and low carb diet
How can something that looks like sugar and tastes like sugar actually be good for you? Naturally Sweet Birch Xylitol is made from a product derived from birch. It modifies the saliva in your mouth so that eating meals, desserts and candies flavoured with Xylitol not only do not cause cavities but prevents cavities by promoting the remineralisation of tooth enamel. BUT AS IMPORTANTLY, every teaspoon of Naturally Sweet Birch Xylitol also contains 40% fewer calories than sugar! It is also so slowly absorbed that it has almost no effect on blood sugar levels for people who have diabetes. So why would you not use it?
Naturally Sweet Birch Xylitol is sourced from one of the world's major suppliers & actually meets pharmaceutical standards and is, like all of our products, certified as GMO free!
Benefits of Xylitol:
- 100% natural sweetener
- Tastes just like sugar
- Has a VERY low GI of only 7
- Has no bitter aftertaste
- Freshens breath
- Does not contain aspartame
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between xylitol and erythritol?
Xylitol and erythritol are both naturally occurring sugar alcohols (not actually alcohol) extracted from plants. Here are some key differences for xylitol vs erythritol:
- Xylitol is sweeter than erythritol – you can use xylitol in a 1:1 ratio as a sugar replacement vs 1.4:1 erythritol to sugar (i.e.: erythritol is about 70% as sweet as sugar)
- Erythritol has a zero glycaemic index where as xylitol has a low glycaemic index
- Some people find erythritol produces a cooling effect and like to balance it with a secondary sweetener such as stevia
What is the difference between stevia and xylitol?
While stevia and xylitol are both naturally occurring sweeteners, here are some key differences of stevia vs xylitol:
- Stevia consists of a mixture of natural compounds called stevia glycosides naturally extracted from the leaves of a stevia plant while xylitol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol
- Xylitol is on par in sweetness to sugar so you can substitute it in a ratio of 1:1 but stevia is a lot sweeter (at least 30 time the sweetness of sugar) so a little goes a long way
- Xylitol is a lot closer in taste to sugar whereas stevia is described as having a bitter taste
Checkout our blog about sugar substitutes for more info on great sugar alternatives when on a low carb or keto diet.
Made in the USA. Packed in Australia.
Substitute for sugar on a 1:1 basis.