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Sponsored: Cutting sugar with non-caloric and low-caloric sweeteners

If you’re trying to cut down on added sugar, you may be looking for some lower calorie on non-caloric sweetening options. Here are different options you should spot at your Ingles Market:

  • Allulose Source: corn; 70% as sweet as sugar; 0.4 calories/gram/1.6 calories per teaspoon Can be used in a variety of foods. (May cause GI distress similar to sugar alcohols)
  • Erythritol Source: corn starch; 70% as sweet as sugar; 0 calories/gram Used in low-sugar and sugar-free foods. ( Often blended with stevia)
  • Monk fruit Source: monk fruit; 200-400x sweeter than sugar; 0 calories/gram Used in a variety of low sugar and sugar-free foods and beverages.
  • Stevia (steioside and Rebaudioside A) Source: stevia plant; 200x sweeter than sugar; 0 calories/gram Use in beverages also used to sweeten ice cream, yogurt, jams and pudding
  • Sucraslose (Splenda) Source: Manufactured through a chlorination process of sucrose; 400-600x sweeter than sugar; 0 calories/gram In a variety of food, heat stable so you can use it for baking.

Source: The Sugar Association •

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian



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