Although we all avoid it more and more often, it is still difficult to completely eliminate sugar from the diet. Sugar is found naturally in all carbohydrate-containing foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy. It is also an essential ingredient in any baking or dessert . Sugar can be used to prepare homemade caramel or to sweeten the taste of coffee or tea . It is also an excellent preservative for winter pres...
Although we all avoid it more and more often, it is still difficult to completely eliminate sugar from the diet. Sugar is found naturally in all carbohydrate-containing foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy. It is also an essential ingredient in any baking or dessert . Sugar can be used to prepare homemade caramel or to sweeten the taste of coffee or tea . It is also an excellent preservative for winter preserves, such as jams, marmalades, preserves, compotes, juices or jam . Sugar is also added to savory dishes, such as marinades or salad dressings . In our organic health food store you will find classic organic cane sugar , as well as many types of sugar substitutes , including:
BIO Coconut Sugar - Organic
Finnish Xylitol - Birch Sugar - Xylitol - Primär
BIO Agave Syrup - Bright
BIO Erythritol - Ecological
BIO Maple Syrup - Organic
Erythritol - Primar
Agave Syrup BIO - Dark - Ecological
BIO Tapioca Syrup - Organic
BIO Date Sugar - Organic
BIO Date Syrup - Ecological
What instead of sugar?
There are many great natural alternatives to white sugar that can be used interchangeably depending on your needs. A substitute such as xylitol resembles ordinary sugar in appearance and taste, but it is definitely less caloric than it and has a lower glycemic index . Erythrol , in turn , does not contain calories at all , and its GI is 0 . Apparently, diabetics can consume it without fear of side effects. Coconut sugar is an organic sugar derived from the sweet juice of the coconut flower. It is characterized by an intense, caramel flavor and aroma and a slightly brown color , which is why it is perfect as an addition to coffee, desserts or fancy cocktails.
In addition to powdered sugar substitutes, our offer also includes natural sweet and organic syrups , e.g. maple syrup, agave syrup and date syrup . You can use them as an ingredient in cakes and desserts, an addition to coffee or pour them on pancakes, pancakes, pancakes, wafers or waffles.
In the Ekogram.pl store, we have one more sugar substitute - date sugar , which is obtained from the pulp of the date palm fruit. It differs from other loose substitutes in that it does not dissolve in liquids , so we cannot recommend it for sweetening drinks. It is perfect for baking and desserts.
Which sugar substitute to choose?
Choose the sugar substitute that best suits you in terms of taste, sweetness level, consistency and solubility. If you want to reduce calories in your diet or have health problems related to blood sugar levels, choose erythritol or xylitol. If, on the other hand, you like to experiment in the kitchen and you need a product with an original taste that will give your dishes character, reach for coconut sugar or date syrup.
Which sugar substitute for baking?
In most recipes , you can easily replace the sugar with another sweetener. Both liquid products such as date syrup, agave syrup or maple syrup are suitable for this, as well as loose forms in the form of xylitol, erythritol or coconut sugar . It is worth remembering that dark syrups have a more intense flavor, so they are best for baking. Bright, in turn, are mild and delicate in taste. So they will be a great addition to pancakes or waffles. When replacing traditional sugar with syrup in cake recipes, remember to change the proportions. 1 cup of white sugar replace ¾ cup of syrup . In addition, erythritol or xylitol may not work well as an ingredient in yeast cakes , because these substitutes are not a nutrient for yeast.
The best sugar for coffee and tea
The best sugar for coffee and tea is the one that tastes best to you . So you can sweeten your hot drinks with k silitol, erythritol, coconut sugar or any syrup . Each of these substitutes offers a different taste experience, so the choice is yours. If you want to minimize your caloric intake , choose zero-calorie erythritol. In turn, date sugar is not entirely suitable for tea, because it does not dissolve in liquids. It can be an interesting decoration of aromatic coffee or fruit cocktail.
What is xylitol?
Xylitol or birch sugar is a product obtained from birch bark . It looks and tastes like traditional white sugar, but contains almost half as many calories and has a lower glycemic index . It is perfect for baking and desserts , and as an addition to tea or coffee . Xylitol is said to have anti-caries properties , which is why it is often used as an ingredient in toothpaste or chewing gum. In our opinion, sweets that care for dental health strongly support the choice of this sweetener. In our offer you will find the best quality Finnish BIO Xylitol.
What is better? Erythritol or xylitol?
Both erythritol and xylitol are great sugar substitutes. Both look and taste like white sugar and have similar uses in the kitchen. However, xylitol is slightly sweeter than erythritol . What differs both of these sweeteners is primarily the calorie content and glycemic index . In this competition, erythritol definitely wins, which does not contain calories at all , and its glycemic index indicates a value of 0. Xylitol, however, is also not bad (calorie content 2.4 kcal / 1g, IG = 8). It is worth knowing that both of these sweeteners do not cause caries , and when consumed in excessive amounts, they can cause a laxative effect.
Which sugar has zero calories?
The only sugar substitute that has zero calories is erythritol. So you can eat it without worrying about your figure. It is also a safe alternative to sugar for diabetics.
What sugar for children?
It is definitely worth replacing traditional sugar with a substitute in a child's diet. Sweets with xylitol or erythritol , due to their low or zero caloric content, will certainly not become the cause of overweight in a toddler. In addition, xylitol is officially recommended for children at high risk of caries. Maple, agave or date syrup have similar caloric content as traditional sugar. However, they contain a lot of valuable mineral substances , which gives them a significant advantage over ordinary sugar. So nothing stands in the way of pouring pancakes or waffles for a child from time to time with natural and ecological syrup.