Natural sugar extracted from birch bark, xylitol is widely used in the Nordic countries for twenty years.
Xylitol has the same sweetness and flavor as traditional sugar (sucrose). On the other hand, its caloric intake (2.4 kcal / g) is 40% lower than that of sucrose (4 kcal / g): an real advantage in the context of a healthy diet.
Xylitol – birch sugar can be used for diabetes, thanks to its low glycemic index (7).
The advantages of xylitol:
same taste and appearance as sugar;
2 times less caloric than sugar;
very low glycemic index (7);
can be used in culinary preparations (hot or cold dishes). When cooked, the sweet taste of Xylitol increases: reduce the dose of sugar in your recipe from 30% to 50%.
Ingredients: 100% xylitol in powder
The xylitol we sell is 100% natural and comes from the extraction of birch bark from Finland (Europe) where quality controls are followed. No xylitol can obtain the organic certification (some extraction steps do not allow the xylitol to be certified organic even if the birches used at the beginning are organic).
Packaging: 500 g
Precautions for use: excessive consumption (more than 70 g per day in adults, 35 g per day in children) can cause transit and minor adverse effects: bowel disorders.
DO NOT USE FOR ANIMAL FEEDING: harmless for humans, xylitol is dangerous for the animal, especially the dog. If consumed (even in small quantities), it may cause severe hypoglycaemia, liver damage and in some cases neurological signs.