FAQ

How is Sukrin: 1 made?


Sukrin:1 is Erythiritol, which is a polyol. Polyols are carbohydrates that have no effect on blood sugar. To make Sukrin:1 we ferment glucose from non-GMO corn starch with a natural cutlure, much like the process used in the production of cheese and yoghurt. The resultant liquid is dried and powdered, a little Stevia is added, and that's it. Sukrin:1 has no effect what so ever on blood sugar. Sweetness has come a long way.




Is Sukrin:1 natural?


Sukrin:1 is purely made from the natural polyol Erythritol derviced from GM-Free corn starch. It contains no artifical colours, additives or preservatives and is naturally gluten free.




Is the sweetness of Sukrin:1 the same as normal sugar?


Sukrin:1 is just as sweet as regular white sugar, so you use it like for like.




How many calories are in Sukrin:1?


Sukrin:1 contains 0 calories.




Is Sukrin:1 a carbohydrate?


Yes, and No! Erythritol is technically a carbohydrate, but it does not behave like regular carbohydrates such as sugar and starch. Erythritol is not used as energy in the body, but excreted unused in the urine. You do not need to take into account Erythritol when calculating your intake of carbohydrates. Therefore, Sukrin:1 is very well suited for all low carb diets and for all those that would like to avoid unnecessary carbohydrates.




Is Sukrin:1 ok for diabetics?


With zero calories and carbohydrates, Sukrin:1 is safe for diabetics. Sukrin:1 has no effect on the blood sugar level.




What are sugar alcohols?


Sugar alcohols are a type of carboydrate call "polyols". Part of their chemical structure resembles sugar, and part of it resembles alcohol - hence the confusing name. Sugar alcohols occur naturally in plants. Some of them are extracted from plants, and some from sugars and starches. Through the word älcohol"is part of their name, they have no effect on your blood sugar alcohol level, unlike regular alcohol.




What are the benefits of Erythritol?


Not to be confused with arificial sweetener, Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol, also know as a polyol. Found naturally in some plants, vegetables and even the human body, it has been found to be safe as a sugar substitute even when consumed daily and in high amounts. Erythritol is non-calorific, wheras most sugar alcohols like Xylitol have some calories. Erythritol has zero and is non-glycaemic. Erythritol is easier than other sugar alcohols to digest, some being absorbed in the small intestine, and the rest being excreted in the urine. Very little reaches the colon so it's unlikely to cause problems like some other sugar alcohols. It is non-carcinogenic and also has antioxidant properties.




Is Sukrin:1 the same as fructose?


No. Fuctose is a type of sugar with 400 calories per 100g, just like regular sugar (sucrose). Sukrin:1 is not sugar and contains no calories.




Is Sukrin:1 suitable for people following a low FODMAP diet?


Erythritol is a 4 carbon polyol, that is monstly absorbed via the small intestine into the bloodstream. It is not fermented in the colon and is unlikely to cause intestinal distress. Therefore, it may be well tolerated to those following a low FODMAP diet.




Is Sukrin:1 suitable for people following an anti-candida diet?


Sukrin:1 does not provide a growing medium for yeasts, which makes it perfect for sufferers of Candida Albicans.




Is there proof that Erythritol is safe?


A critical and thorough study of all conditions surrounding Erythritol was put together in 1998. Nothing negative could be found. Here are the conclusions of the 36-page study:“The large body of published data supports the conclusion that the intake of erythritol would not be expected to cause adverse effects in humans under the conditions of its intended use in food. The available studies demonstrate that erythritol is readily absorbed, is not systemically metabolized, and is rapidly excreted unchanged in the urine. Moreover, erythritol occurs endogenously and naturally in the diet. Both animal toxicological studies and clinical studies have consistently demonstrated the safety of erythritol, even when consumed on a daily basis in high amounts. Based on the entire safety data package on erythritol, it is concluded that erythritol is safe for its intended use in food. (Food and Chemical Toxicology 36 (1998) 1139-1174)




How do I replace the sugar in recipes with Sukrin:1?


You can replace the regular sugar in all of your cooking and baking with the same amount of Sukrin:1.




Can I use Sukrin:1 in yeast cookery?


Sukrin:1 is not sugar, so will not activate yeast like regular sugar will. Add a teaspoon of sugar or honey to start off your yeast if your need to, and use Sukrin:1 to replace the rest of the sugar in the recipe.




Can I use Sukrin:1 in all my cooking and baking?


Sukrin:1 can be used wherever you would normally use regular sugar. Sukrin:1 - substitute for regular granular sugar Sukrin Gold - substitute for brown sugar Sukrin Melis - substitute for icing sugar




Is Erythritol toxic to animals?


Erythritol has been found to be harmless to dogs.




Where can I use Surkin Icing?


Sukrin Icing can be used everywhere you normally use icing/powdered sugar. Sukrin Icing is perfect for cakes and desserts that don't need to be backed, such as ice creams and cheescakes. Sukrin Icing can be used for meringues, dusting, buttercream, cream cheese, glace icings, smoothies, iced tea and other cold drinks. Sukrin Icing and icing/powdered sugar have the same volume, so 100ml Sukrin Icing is equivalent to 90g. Note: When making larger quantities of glace icing, for best results use Sukrin Icing half and half with icing sugar.




What is Sukrin Gold?


Sukrin Gold is a zero carb zero clarorie natural sweetener, purely made from the natural polyol Erythritol which is derviced from GM-free corn starch. It contains no aritfical colours, additives or preservatives, and is naturally gluten free. Sukrin Gold is an amber-colour Sukrin with an exceptional sweet taste. It contains hardly any calories; only 8 kcal per 100 g- that is only 2% of the calories in ordinary sugar! Sukrin Gold is combined with other natural sweeteners, and this unique blend makes for a sweeter, rounder and more satisfying taste than ordinary Sukrin. 98% fewer calories than sugar Of natural origin Provides a rich and rounded taste Ideal in hot drinks such as cocoa, tea and coffee Sukrin Gold is a natural alternative for anyone trying to be health-conscious but is not so keen on compromising taste. It has a GI of 1, and only 1 g of net carbohydrate per 100 g that affects blood sugar. Sukrin Gold is perfect over berries, breakfast cereals, porridge, yogurt, in coffee, tea, desserts and anywhere you want a rich, well-rounded sweet taste.




What is Sukrin:1?


Sukrin:1 is a zero carb zero calorie natural sweetener, purely made from the natural polyol erythiritol, which is derived from GM-Free corn startch. It contains no arificial colours, additives or preservatives, and is naturally gluten free. All Sukrin sweetners are non-glycaemic.




How many calories are in Sukrin Gold?


Sukrin Gold has 8Kcal per 100g, which is less than 1kcal per teaspoon.




What is Tagatose and why do you add it to Sukrin Gold?


Tagatose is a natural sweetener. It is a naturally occurring monosaccharide, specifically a hexose. It is often found in dairy products, and is very similar in texture to sucrose and is 92% as sweet, but with only 38% calories. Tagatose is added to Sukrin Gold to give a little extra boost of natural sweetness.




What is glycerol and why do you use it in Sukrin Gold?


Glycerol, like Erythritol, is also a sugar alcohol, and is added to keep Sukrin Gold free flowing.




Why is malt added to Sukrin Gold?


Malt, extracted from barley, is added to Sukrin Gold to add a golden colour and a rich rounded flavour.




What is Sukrin+


Sukrin+ is Sukrin that has been combined with stevia. This provides a complete natural sweetener with twice the sweetness of sugar. Sukrin+ combines the sugar consistency of Sukrin with the sweetness of stevia. Sukrin eliminates the, sometimes, bitter aftertaste of a number of stevia products. Both Sukrin and stevia are zero-calorie products, and Sukrin+ does not cause any spike in blood sugar levels! Twice as sweet as sugar 100% natural 0 calories 0 carbohydrates Does not affect blood sugar levels (0 GI) Consistency of caster sugar




What is the Fibre Syrup made from?


FiberSirup is a sweet syrup made with beneficial prebiotic fibre that both tastes good and does good for the entire body. It is made of a plant fiber called isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO syrup).




What is the difference between Fibre Syrup Clear and Fibre Syrup Gold?


FiberSirup Clear is a versatile baking ingredient that can be used both as a sweetener and to give your cookies and biscuits a soft centre and make them crispy on the outside. FiberSirup Clear works especially well as an amazing ingredient in home-baked bars, as it provides sweetness, a perfectly smooth consistency and a good source of fibre. FiberSirup Clear is 60% as sweet as sugar. FiberSirup Gold has a small amount of malt extract and stevia added, has a darker colour and a fuller sweet taste. FiberSirup Gold is a healthier alternative to honey and syrup, and is ideal on pancakes, ice cream and desserts. Sweetness ratio 1:1. Almost 70 g fiber and only 5 g of sugars per 100g A healthy substitute for syrup and honey





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