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Cooking and Baking with Xylitol
What do you get when you use Epic’s Xylitol as a sweetener?
You get the sugar-free, all-natural, non-GMO, gluten-free, low-glycemic, lots-of-hyphens sweetener.
As a sugar substitute, xylitol compares about 1:1 in recipes (that is to say 1/2 cup sugar equals 1/2 cup xylitol. But of course, it's not sugar (we - humbly - think it's better) and as such - that ratio may vary slightly from tasty treat to tasty treat.
There are subtle differences between xylitol and sugar. First, when cooking or baking, know that xylitol absorbs moisture like you wouldn't believe - so you may need to adjust brownie and cookie recipes. Second, xyltiol won’t help you like sugar does when trying to get something to raise using yeast.
The Sweet Facts about Xylitol
Although Xylitol has no major side effects, it’s good to begin using it in moderation. Too much xylitol, too quickly can cause mild gastrointestinal distress. Remember, as with everything in your life, moderation is your friend, and it’ll help to combat any potential gastrointestinal issues by combining it with other bulk ingredients (like in brownies or cookies).
A low-glycemic, all-natural sweetener, xylitol contains 40% fewer calories than sugar. As a result, too, diabetics have written us to say "thank you" many times over for returning them to their sweet tooth.
It’s almost unfair, and you’ll be smiling your guilty-pleasure smile all the way around town. What's more, if you're diabetic or otherwise need to avoid sugar, we'd like to reintroduce you to sweet treats ... in moderation, of course :-)
Pies, cookies, and cakes, oh my! These are just a few of the lip-smackers you’ll find in nutritionist Karen Edwards’s Sweeten Your Life with Xylitol cookbook. Sounds too good to be true, yes?
Just wait - it’ll taste too good to be true, too.
Questions? You’re also welcome to contact us whenever you wish.
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