Xylitol and Stevia are both low GI natural sugar substitutes, low in calories. However, that is where the similarities end between the two. Xylitol, unlike Stevia, has proven health benefits, thus making it far superior to all other natural sugar alternatives.
Here is a little factsheet we have produced that outlines why you should consider xylitol as your preferred natural sweetener.
Xylitol has a long history dating back to the 1800’s. It is a safe alternative to sugar that has been extensively assessed by various international and national regulatory bodies. There are also thousands of research studies confirming the vast health benefits of xylitol.
The FDA first approved it for use in the United Sates in 1963. The Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) then followed this decision in 1983. A scientific committee, which was a collaboration between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), recommended that xylitol, at levels up to 90 grams per day, was a safe sweetener for foods.
Studies show that even infants can safely benefit from xylitol. Xylitol has no bitter after taste, and tastes just like sugar.
Nothing needs to be added to xylitol, it is the perfect natural sugar free alternative to sugar.