Q: How is Sukrin made?
Sukrin is erythritol, which is a polyol (sugar alcohol). Erythritol occurs naturally in pears, melons and mushrooms. Polyols are carbohydrates that have no effect on blood sugar. To make Sukrin, 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 that’s it. With zero absorbable carbohydrates, and zero GI, Sukrin has no effect whatsoever on blood sugar.
Q: Is Sukrin 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 Melis is very well-suited for all low-carb diets and for all those that would like to avoid unnecessary carbohydrates.
Q: What are sugar alcohols?
Sugar alcohols are a type of carbohydrates called “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. Despite the name, they have no effect on your blood sugar alcohol level, unlike regular alcohol.
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?
You can replace the regular sugar in all of your cooking, baking, drinks etc. with the same amount of Sukrin. However, you should take into consideration that Sukrin should not make up more than 20% of your ingredients. If you are making something particularly sweet that requires more than 1/5 of sugar, it is the recommendation to use a mix of regular sugar and Sukrin
Q: Can I use Sukrin when using yeast?
Sukrin 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 to replace the rest of the sugar in the recipe
Q: For which diets is Sukrin suited?
With zero calories and carbohydrates, Sukrin is safe for diabetics. Sukrin has no effect on the blood sugar Sukrin 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 Sukrin is extremely well suited for LCHF, Keto-diets, 5:2, Vegetarian and Vegan diets
Q: Is Sukrin toxic to dogs and other animals?
Erythritol has been found to be harmless to dogs