ERYTHRITOL

  • On my quest to discover all sweeteners with erythritol available to you on store shelves, I found over 80 products

  • Erythritol is found naturally in some foods (fruits, mushrooms, fermented foods) however, due to being available only in tiny amounts ...

  • The store-bought erythritol is a synthetic sweetener produced via fermentation or an electrochemical process

  • 60 to 70% as sweet as table sugar, so expect to add more and pay a much higher price than table sugar to get the same sweetness

  • To compensate for the reduced sweetness, is often combined with high intensity sweeteners (stevia, monk fruit, sucralose)

  • When eaten in powder form, erythritol creates a cooling sensation as it dissolves in the mouth, referred to as a cooling effect

  • To minimize the cooling effect, is often blended with other low-digestible sweeteners (polyols & soluble fibers such as inulin, FOS)

  • The caloric value per gram is close to zero (0.4 cal), being promoted as a calorie-free sweetener (1.2 to 2 cal/tsp)

  • Most of the erythritol you consume is absorbed and excreted unchanged, without any decomposition, through urine

  • A small amount of erythritol,10 to 40% of the amount ingested, reaches the large intestine, where it may have two effects

  • In the large intestine, erythritol is fermented by gut microbes and as a result, contribute energy, which is minimal if you eat small amounts

  • Excessive intake of pure erythritol on an empty stomach and without any other food may cause bloating, cramps, and laxative effects 

  • Advantage: zero cal per teaspoon, 70 cal per cup, not digested, no effect on blood glucose, tastes and looks a lot like table sugar. 

There is A LOT to see here.

Scroll down to explore it all or, if you are short on time, make your choice below: 

Pure Erythritol
Erythritol is a polyol or sugar alcohol - a type of carbohydrate that, unlike sugar, is digested slowly. It is less sweet than sugar (~70% the sweetness of regular sugar), and require a 'laxation claim' in food labels. Is offered as a natural sweetener as is produced by natural fermenation process. It is considered a low-calorie sweetener as it provides 0.2 kcal/g.
Stevia | + Erythritol
In my quest to discover all the tabletop sweeteners containing stevia blended with erythritol, I found 40 different products. Almost thirty are sweeter than table sugar and 11 are conveniently measured like sugar on a one to one ratio. Stevia and erythritol complement each other very well. Check them out!
Monk Fruit | + Erythritol
In my quest to discover all the tabletop sweeteners containing monk fruit blended with erythritol, I found almost 20 products. Some are sweeter than table sugar, others are conveniently measured like sugar on a one to one ratio. Monk fruit and erythritol complement each other very well. Check them out!
Sucralose | + Erythritol
In my quest to discover all the tabletop sweeteners containing erythritol, check out what I have found!
Low-Digestible Carbs | + Erythritol
Sugar | + Erythritol
These tabletop sweetener are reduced in calories. Not calorie-free and not sugar-free. They are blends of sugars with other sweet ingredients.
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where you can read reviews, labels, Q&As, and price.

 
 

ERYTHRITOL BLENDS

  • Most tabletop sweeteners (aka tabletops) listed here - 50 out of 80 products - combine erythritol with high intensity sweeteners (HIS)

  • Promoted as a zero calorie sweetener, erythritol is 30 to 40% less sweet than table sugar, one of the reasons is often blended with HIS 

  • Note that, in most blends, you are consuming essentially straight erythritol with a hint of HIS (stevia, monk fruit, or sucralose)

  • The weight ratio between erythritol and HIS in tabletops is in some cases 200 to 2000 (erythritol) to about 1 (HIS)

  • It means that although 99% of the weight comes from erythritol, 70 to 99% of the sweetness comes from the HIS

  • Erythritol is crucial to add body, making the product spoonable or pourable, and to improve taste, by masking off-flavors.

  • Erythritol is one of the most used carriers for HIS. Explore here tabletops in which erythritol is blended with the following:

 
 
 
 

SUCRALOSE SWEETENERS

with erythritol

 
 
 
 
 
 

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