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Old 07-30-2013, 08:06 AM   #1
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Has anyone tried to make homemade Swerve?

I know it is a blend of Erythritol and Inulin. Swerve is very expensive compared to just plain erythritol.

anyone tried to make their own blend??
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:00 AM   #3
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I know that Cleochatra made a homemade version of Ideal Brown and White. Not sure about Swerve though. Would be nice if someone could come up with a good ratio
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:04 AM   #4
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Oligosaccharide is the second ingredient besides Erythritol. Is that inulin?
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Yes, Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide (same thing). The maltodextrine is to keep it from clumping.

I would like to know the ratios too...
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:48 AM   #6
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I have inulin but don't know what to do with it. It think it caused somje intestinal issues if I remember correctly. I would like to use it up. This might be a good way to do that. I mix all of my sweeteners together anyway so maybe I should add it to the mix and see what happens! How do you all use inulin otherwise?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #7
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Inulin is the fiber in the plant itself. Skeeter is right, though; I did devise a home-made Ideal sweetener combination through trial and error. It's just 50/50 Splenda and Xylitol for the basic white sugar and it's perfect, easy to find and make, and less expensive than the pre-mixed brands! The non low carbers don't even notice it's not sugar. It's the most real sweet I've found so far. For brown, add a titch of molasses. For the powdered, simply process it in a food processor. You don't need the starch for powdered...
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #8
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Isn't Sweet Perfection oligosaccaride?
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #9
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Benefiber is inulin.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:18 AM   #10
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that explains the intestinal issues then! If I mixed it in smalled quantity with erythritol and other sweeteners it would probably be fine then.
Since I haven't tried Swerve, I do not know if it affects me.
Seems like a worthwhile experimentation though.
Cleo,
I like your homemade Ideal idea. I will mix that up since I really like the taste of Ideal.
Thank you for that suggestion!
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:36 AM   #11
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Benefiber is inulin.
No, Benefiber is not inulin. This is from Benefiber wesbite

Benefiber is a source of fiber that is available in caplets, powder and chewable tablets. The ingredients in Benefiber include potassium citrate, wheat dextrin, citric acid, lactose and cornstarch. The product is sugar free and is all natural.
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I make homemade Truvia with 2 cups of erythritol, 1t stevia and 1/2 cup of Tagatose. Not cheap but cheaper than Truvia.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #13
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No, Benefiber is not inulin. This is from Benefiber wesbite

Benefiber is a source of fiber that is available in caplets, powder and chewable tablets. The ingredients in Benefiber include potassium citrate, wheat dextrin, citric acid, lactose and cornstarch. The product is sugar free and is all natural.
I was going by the jar- and it Canada it is still inulin.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:09 PM   #14
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Homemade Swerve: 1 part inulin to six parts erythritol - best when powdered in a mini-mixer (like Bullet). For example: 1 tsp inulin to 3 TBSP erythitol. This brings the cost down considerably... This is the only sweetener I have had much success with for LC chocolate...
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:45 PM   #15
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I used Just Like Sugar with erythritol and xylitol. Just Like Sugar is inulin (chicory root) and incredibly expensive, but it has great synergy with E and X, so I'm able to make it stretch when I combine it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:28 AM   #16
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I used Just Like Sugar with erythritol and xylitol. Just Like Sugar is inulin (chicory root) and incredibly expensive, but it has great synergy with E and X, so I'm able to make it stretch when I combine it.
I use Just Like Sugar with erythritol, a little bit of tagatose and powdered stevia extract and I can't taste any artifical sweetener taste. I've also read somewhere that mixing erythritol with Just Like Sugar and/or xylitol or tagatose helps the erythritol from recrystalizing. So far, I've found that to be true plus I also powder everything.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:12 AM   #17
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This is all good info. And yes, benefiber in Canada is insulin. I had a jar of it one time, didn't use it and tossed it.
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Yes, Inulin is a fructooligosaccharide (same thing). The maltodextrine is to keep it from clumping.

I would like to know the ratios too...
I don't believe Swerve has maltodextrin in it? Or I really hope it doesn't! It isn't on the label...
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:28 PM   #19
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I just got the confectionary Swerve for christmas recipes. There is no maltodextrin in mine. I can't eat that stuff.
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