For reference, the nutrition facts for all of the sweet recipes on the food bible website have been analyzed using sola sweetener as an ingredient
Being the co-founder of The Sola Company and initial developer of Sola sweetener, I highly recommend this sugar substitute for sweetening all of your low-carb recipes. I created Sola sweetener because of a personal mission to make a sweetener that actually worked in recipes like sugar. A sweetener that would caramelize and get sticky, help cakes to rise and brown, to help ice cream stay soft and be a one for one replacement for sugar using ingredients found in nature. We clinically tested Sola sweetener and it has been shown to have no impact on blood sugar levels or insulin levels.
What is Sola Sweetener?
Sola sweetener is comprised of naturally occurring ingredients found in fruits, vegetables and dairy, it tastes just like cane sugar but with 75% fewer calories and 0 net carbs.
Using Sola sweetener is simple because it measures just like sugar. Whether you are using standard cups or grams, simply remove the sugar and replace it with the same amount of Sola sweetener.
What is sola sweetener made from?
Tagatose – A low-glycemic sugar found in yogurt
Erythritol – A sugar alcohol found in pears and grapes
Maltitol – A low-calorie sweetener found in chicory leaves
Stevia Leaf Extract – A sweet extract from the stevia leaf
Monk Fruit Extract – A sweet extract from a small melon-shaped fruit
Xanthan Gum – A natural ingredient that helps create texture
SOLA SWEETENER CLINICAL STUDY
A clinical study with 15 subjects at an independent lab confirmed there is a negligible glycemic response to Sola® versus the usual blood glucose surge with sugar, thus Sola® is suitable for both diabetics and those on low-glycemic/low-carb diets. Sola® sweetener is considered a zero net carb product because it has a negligible glycemic response. When cooking with Sola, it should be subtracted from total carbohydrates since it minimally impacts blood sugar. For more information, DOWNLOAD THE CLINICAL STUDY PDF
OTHER SUITABLE LOW-CARB SWEETENERS
If you can't get hold of Sola sweetener, here are some of my recommended sweeteners, which should give you good results.
1. Sola Sweetener
For best results use Sola sweetener: www.solasweet.com
2. swerve sweetener
Swerve sweetener is a pleasant-tasting blend of erythritol and oligosaccharides, which are considered dietary fiber and are derived from fruits and vegetables. Swerve contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives, or flavors and is safe for those living with diabetes. Human clinical trials have shown that Swerve does not affect blood glucose or insulin levels: www.swervesweetener.com
3. lakanto, Erythritol and Monk fruit blend
Lakanto is a pleasant-tasting blend of erythritol and monkfruit extracts, due to its high percentage of erythritol you may notice a slight cooling taste and crystallization in liquids: www.lakanto.com
4. Pure Erythritol
If you can’t find any of the above sweeteners, your next best bet is to use pure erythritol, you may notice a slight cooling taste and crystallization in liquids. Wholesome sweeteners Zero brand erythritol is widely available in retail outlets: wholesomesweet.com/product/all-natural-zero
5. Pure Xylitol
Xylitol has a glycemic index of 7, which is the highest on my list of recommendations, however I'm including it as an option if you can't find any of the above sweeteners. It is normally very easy to find at natural food retailers and is widely used by low-carbers. xylitol is made primarily from birch wood trees, one thing to be aware of if you are a dog owner, is that xylitol is highly toxic to dogs. Xyla Brand xylitol is widely distributed and easy to find: www.xylabrands.com