This Made in the USA product is a sweetener I am checking out because my family eats a Ketogenic lifestyle and we do not eat sugar. I have a thirteen year old though, and she likes to have cookies and cakes, and Mocha Coffee drinks! I will admit I do like a sweetened cup of coffee myself, so I need to have a good substitute.
I particularly like that it is perfect to substitute in all my recipes.
It has the same sweetness rating as sugar so it substitutes equally. It dissolves the same way as sugar, and Xylitol is heat-stable for cooking and baking so it bakes like sugar as well.
I love that it is non GMO. This Xylitol is made from Birch trees and not at all from corn like some forms of Xylitol. It is also Kosher And free of, Wheat, Gluten, Soy & Dairy.
It comes in a resealable container.
There are some really impressive health benefits to switching to Xylitol as well. Even if you still like to use sugar, every bit that you substitute has health benefits such as
Xylitol reduces plaque and fights off the bacteria that causes tooth decay. It even can neutralize Streptococcus bacilli therefor helping prevent infections in the mouth. and getting rid of halitosis which is another word for bad breath. Helping rid the mouth of bacterias can also help with bad breath! BONUS!!
Here is a great mouthwash recipe and a toothpaste recipe you can make with the Xylitol:
½ Cup water
½ Cup pure aloe vera juice
5 Tablespoon Morning Pep xylitol
2 Tablespoon baking soda
6 Drops Morning Pep tea tree essential oil
Mix all together.
Rinse and gargle as desired
½ Cup organic coconut oil
2 Tablespoon Morning Pep Xylitol
2 Tablespoon baking soda
Add 8 drops Morning Pep essential oil such as peppermint, orange or tea tree or combination of the three
Xylitol is chemically processed. It is still a form of sugar but the process makes it so that the body cannot break down the carbohydrates into simple sugars. That means it will not cause insulin level spikes that sugar does. It also means that it does not count for my daily carbs with Ketogenics, since they are not processed in the body. It has 1/3 the calories and 1/4 the carbs.
I found that I did not miss the sugar in anything I tried Xylitol as a substitute. I used it for coffee, homemade Keto friendly cookies, homemade ice cream, and cupcakes, and I never had anyone who tasted my creations notice any difference, so to me that says a lot!
Check out more recipes and other great benefits from Xylitol use, as well as get some for yourself right here!:
Check out my You Tube Video where I do a comparison of sugar to Xylitol by tasting, appearance, and dissolving it in water.
**WARNING For Pets** Even though it is considered perfectly safe for humans, numerous studies have shown that xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs and other pets and can be fatal if ingested.
I was provided this product at a discounted rate in order to review it.