Xylitol is a natural sweetener that is produced from hard wood sources, predominantly Birch and Beech. It looks and tastes the same to sugar and is interchangable in recipes - the only difference is a subtle minty aftertaste.
Xylitol contains 40% less calories than cane sugar, is low GI, non GMO and is 100% natural. As a sugar substitute, xylitol is great when cooking baked treats and can be measured 1:1, as 1/2 cup sugar equals 1/2 cup xylitol, (although some recipes may vary slightly so adjust accordingly). There are also subtle differences between xylitol and sugar when cooking or baking, xylitol absorbs moisture heavily and won’t help you like sugar does when trying to get something to raise using yeast
Caution: Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect. Do not use in homemade dog or other pet treats as it is toxic to pets.
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