Erythritol is an artificial sweetener commonly used in low-sugar and sugar-free foods. It is designed to replace sugar and calories to create a diet-friendly results.
Powdered erythritol sweeteners bake in a way almost identical to sugar and are made by combining and fermenting certain natural sugars. Corn is frequently used to create the sweetener; however, it is also found naturally in watermelon, soy sauce, and pears, among other foods.
- Erythritol is 70% as sweet as sugar but only as 6% the calories.
- Erythritol has a strong cooling effect
Table sugar has approximately 4 calories per gram
Erythritol has just 0.21 calories per gram