Perfect Sweet Xylitol by Sweet Life
Perfect Sweet, 100% xylitol, is a naturally occuring sugar free sweetener. Xylitol is extracted from plants such as birch tree and corn cobs. Xylitol is also produced naturally in our bodies. Perfect Sweet is the highest quality xylitol available.
- Sugar Free 100%
- Natural Xylitol Tastes Like Sugar
- No Bitter After Taste
- No Artificial Ingredients
- No Aspartame
- Less Calories and Carbs than Sugar
- Gluten and GMO Free
- Glycemic Index 7
Perfect for taste
Perfect Sweet has all the sweetness of sugar. Completely free of artificial sweeteners, Perfect Sweet has absolutely no bitter or unpleasant aftertaste.
Perfect for cooking
Perfect Sweet looks and tastes just like sugar. It's perfect in tea, coffee, cereals and in all your favourite recipes. Heat stable for cooking and baking, Perfect Sweet mixes and dissolves just like ordinary sugar. When using Perfect Sweet in recipes with flour, use half the quantity of Xylitol to sugar. For instance, _ cup Perfect Sweet to 1 cup of sugar. Taste the batter and adjust if not sweet enough. Perfect for low GI and low carb recipes. For more information on cooking (biscuits, jams, chutneys, icecream)
With it's very low Glycaemic Index of 7 Perfect Sweet (100% natural Xylitol) has a negligible effect on blood sugar (glucose) levels. Perfect Sweet has less calories and carbohydrates than sugar, helps reduce sugar cravings and is perfect for people with special food requirements. Xylitol helps stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels and promotes good intestinal flora and healthy teeth and gums.
Xylitol is an all-natural sugar alternative that tastes and looks like sugar but that is where the similarities end. Our bodies produce Xylitol daily during normal metabolism. Xylitol is one of a group of sugar substitutes known as polyols. Others in the same group include sorbitol and maltitol, which have 6 carbon structures (and can be metabolised by harmful bacteria). However, xylitol has a unique 5 carbon structure which is metabolised only by friendly bacteria. Xylitol is a sweetener that occurs naturally. It can be found in berries and other fruits, some vegetables and in the woody fibres of birch tree bark and corn cobs. It is even produced by the human body as a part of normal metabolism.
Where was xylitol discovered?
Xylitol was discovered almost simultaneously by German and French chemists in the late 19th century. In the Soviet Union it has been used for decades as a sweetener for diabetics, and in Germany in solutions for intravenous feeding. In China, xylitol has been used for various medical purposes. It is now used in over 40 countries as a safe, natural and healthy alternative sweetener. It has been approved by FDA in the USA for over 25 years.
How is xylitol manufactured?
Xylitol derives its name from xylan, meaning wood, and is manufactured from natural xylan-rich sources (biomass) such as birch tree bark, and corn fibre. Wood sugar (xylose) is extracted from the biomass, and the liquid wood sugar is then converted to pure crystalline xylitol.
How is xylitol metabolised in the body?
Dietary xylitol is easily metabolised by the body. A small portion is slowly absorbed through the small intestine and carried in the portal blood supply to the liver, where it is converted to glucose. Because of the slowness of absorption, the majority of xylitol (approximately _ of that consumed) moves down to the lower intestine, There it is metabolised by friendly bacteria to short-chain fatty acids, which are mostly returned to the liver for oxidation, providing energy.