Luo Han Guo

Luo han guo is an all natural, low glycemic sweetener from the fruit of Siraitia grosvenori- a member of the Curcurbitacea, or gourd family. It has been used as a medicinal herb for treating cough and sore throat and is popularly considered, in southern China, to be a longevity aid. Mogrosides, which are water extracted from the Lo Han fruit, offer a pleasant, sweet taste without elevating … [Read more...]


Stevia is a naturally sweet plant native to Paraguay. The pure glycosides are extracted from the Stevia leaves and turned into an intensely sweet powder which is sold as a supplement in the United States. In its whole form, stevia is 30 times sweeter than sugar. When purified, it can be 250-300 times sweeeter than sugar. Stevia is all-natural, contains zero calories, and has a zero glycemic … [Read more...]


Xylitol is an all-natural, low-glycemic sugar alcohol that is used as a sugar substitute. It is naturally occurring and found in the fibers of many fruits and vegetables, including various berries, corn husks, oats, and mushrooms. Commercially, it is extracted from corn fiber, birch, raspberries, plums, and corn. Xylitol is almost as sweet as sucrose but with only two-thirds the calories. … [Read more...]


Thanks to a new breed of all-natural, low glycemic index sweeteners, you can satisfy your sweet tooth and stay healthy too. That's because sugar - in any form - causes cellular damage, speeds the rate of aging, spikes blood sugar and insulin levels contributing to weight gain and diabetes, inflammation, lipid dysfunction and even depression. And if you think you can substitute artificial … [Read more...]


Inulin is a natural dietary fiber common in many foods including onions, garlic, agave, jicama and artichokes. Inulin is not digested or absorbed, and because of this, it has a zero glycemic index and produces no effect on blood sugar levels. Research shows that inulin helps to boost friendly bacteria in the gastrointestinal system promoting good digestive health. It also boosts calcium … [Read more...]

Erythritol: The “Almost” Sugar

Erythritol, a sugar alcohol (or polyol), is considered the world's first all-natural, non-caloric sweetener. Unlike dangerous artificial sweeteners, this natural sweetener is found in a wide variety of foods including mushrooms, watermelon, pears and grapes as well as fermented foods like sake, wine and soy sauce. Erythritol: The "Almost" Sugar With a carbohydrate count of nearly zero, it … [Read more...]


Molasses are created during the refining of sugar cane and sugar beets. After the juice is extracted it is boiled to a syrupy mixture from which sugar crystals are extracted. The brownish-black liquid that remains is molasses. The number of times the syrup is boiled determines the type of molasses: light, dark or blackstrap. Light molasses comes from the first boiling of the sugar syrup. It … [Read more...]

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