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Stevia(Rebaudiana) is a non-caloric herb used in the United States as a dietary supplement. Kal Brand carries the powder, liquid, and syrup forms. Stevia has no unpleasant aftertaste and zero calories. The Steviosides found in Stevia do not adversely affect blood glucose in most individuals.

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that has been used in foods since the 1960s. xylitol has gained recognition for its sweet taste and reduced calorie claim, It has the same sweetening power as sucrose but does not promote tooth decay. Research suggests Xylitol helps adjust the mouth ph to a neutral level 7.0 which makes it a great choice for oral health.

Agave is a plant native to Mexico and is known to have a high level of natural fructose, the same fructose found in many fruits and vegetables. Agave has 20% less calories per gram when compared to sucrose (common sugar). Great cooking alternative to sugar in baking.

Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol, normally absorbed by the body in the small intestine. Unlike other sugar alcohols, does not reach the large intestine for absorption, making it gentle on the stomach and unlikely to cause gastric distress. With its smooth flavor and unique profile, is a tooth-friendly, non-glycemic and zero calorie choice.

Lou Han (Siraitia grosvenori) is well-known for its sweet taste and therapeutic effects. Used in China for thousands of years, Luo Han is fast becoming one of the top non-caloric choices in the market. Has zero calories, while providing a great tasting low-glycemic substitute.


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