Erythritol Snow Cone Syrups
Erythritol is a natural Sugar Alcohol which is a type of sugar substitute. It has a CLEAN SWEET TASTE! Erythritol in its pure form is a white crystalline powder, not unlike sugar. Is about 70% as sweet as sugar, but it has virtually no calories. Many sites claim that Erythritol is 0 calories but in reality it is at 0.2 calories per gram. That is almost 99% LESS than sugar. Because the calories is so small, for labeling purposes, Erythritol has 0 calorie value.
One of the great things about Erythritol is that it does not really affect blood sugar levels, as a result it is safe for diabeties! According to many different clinical studies, it has been demonstrated that Erythritol does not affect blood serum glucose OR insulin levels. This has allowed many of them to conclude that Erythritol may be safely used to replace sucrose in foods designed specifically for people with diabetes.
Like Xylitol, and other sugar alcohols, Erythitol actively resistant to oral bacteria which are the main cause of tooth decay and bad breath. The FDA has approved the use of the "does not promote tooth decay" health claim in foods containing Erythritol. In fact the FDA likes Erythritol so much that it has renewed its GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.
USAGE: For syrups we recommend no more than a 1:2 ratio of syrup to water (liquid)