Q: How is Sukrin Gold made?
Sukrin Gold is mainly erythritol, which is a polyol. Polyols are carbohydrates that have no effect on blood sugar. To make Sukrin Gold, we ferment glucose from Non-GMO corn starch with a natural culture, much like the process used in the production of cheese and yoghurt. The resultant liquid is dried, and a little Stevia is added along with malt to give the flavor, aroma and texture of brown sugar, but with 97% less available carbohydrates, and less than 1 GI. Sukrin Gold has no effect whatsoever on blood sugar. Sweetness has come a long way.
Q: Is Sukrin Gold a carbohydrate?
Technically, erythritol is 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 is excreted unused in the urine. You do not need to take into account erythritol when calculating your intake of carbohydrates. Therefore, Sukrin Gold is very well-suited for all low-carb diets and for all those that would like to avoid unnecessary carbohydrates.
Q: What are the benefits of Erythritol?
Not to be confused with an artificial sweetener, erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol, also known 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 – while most sugar alcohols like Xylitol have some calories, erythritol has zero and is non-glycemic. 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 stomach problems like some other sugar alcohols. It is non-carcinogenic, and also has antioxidant properties.
Q: How do I replace the sugar in recipes with Sukrin Gold?
You can replace the regular sugar in all of your cooking, baking, drinks etc. with the same amount of Sukrin Gold
Q: Can I use Sukrin Gold when using yeast?
Sukrin Gold is not sugar, so it will not activate yeast like regular sugar will. Add a teaspoon of sugar or honey to start off your yeast if you need to, and use Sukrin Gold to replace the rest of the sugar in the recipe
Q: For which diets is Sukrin Gold beneficial?
With less than 1 GI, and virtually free from calories and carbohydrates, Sukrin Gold is safe for diabetics. Sukrin Gold has no effect on the blood sugar Sukrin Gold does not provide a growing medium for yeasts, which makes it perfect for sufferers of Candida Albicans Erythritol is a 4 carbon polyol, that is mostly 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 by those following a low FODMAP diet
Q: Is Sukrin Gold toxic to dogs and other animals?
Erythritol has been found to be harmless to dogs