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Old 04-05-2014, 07:15 AM   #1
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Erythritol question

If my sweetener states 3 carb and 3 erythritol, does the etol "cancel" the carbs?
Will it check me into a roach motel from which I shall never return?
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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Yes. I count erythritol as zero carbs.
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If my sweetener states 3 carb and 3 erythritol, does the etol "cancel" the carbs?
Will it check me into a roach motel from which I shall never return?
Hi Harry...

I count Erythritol as zero net carbs.

I'm not as strict as some who are counting everything and then deducting percentages for food alcohols, and fiber etc. I go with net carbs where I cancel out both fiber and alcohols...


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I am very strict with sugar alcohols but my research shows that erythritol is the only one that is truly low carb. It is .2 calories per gram (sugar is 4)... that's close enough to me!

I might count a carb from it if I was eating something heavily sweetened... like buttercream icing.

The others though... sorbitol, xylitol and the dreaded maltitol- they don't make the cut. Laura Dolson has a nice chart you can search for that compares them.

My favorite sweetener blend is 1/2 EZ-Sweetz drops, 1/2 Stevia drops for non-baked things (coffee, drinks, yogurt...) For baking with I use 1/2 erythritol or erythritol based sweetener (Swerve, Truvia), 1/4 EZ-Sweetz drops, 1/4 Stevia drops.

So 1 cup's worth of sweetener in a baked good would be 1/2 cup erythritol, Swerve or Truvia + 12 drops EZ-Sweetz + 12 drops Stevia.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:01 AM   #5
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Thanks Larry, but I'm still feeling like a bit of a dimwit here. Is my Truvia 3 net carbs or 0?? My head is spinnin on this sweetener thing and I can't seem to find my backside with both hands. I guess I forgot to mention in my post that its truvia.

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Thanks Jen, the sweetener thing seems to escape my manner of thinking.
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Thanks Larry, but I'm still feeling like a bit of a dimwit here. Is my Truvia 3 net carbs or 0?? My head is spinnin on this sweetener thing and I can't seem to find my backside with both hands. I guess I forgot to mention in my post that its truvia.
Hi Harry...

I count Truvia zero carbs...the 3 carbs listed in their Nutrition info are from Erythritol.


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Old 04-05-2014, 11:39 AM   #8
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Thank you much Larry, sometimes a feller just need it simple. My question is answered.
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Thank you much Larry, sometimes a feller just need it simple. My question is answered.
HEY! I don't think my answer could have been more simple:

Yes. I count erythritol as zero carbs.

Was it cuz I'm not a guy?
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:11 PM   #10
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I'm sorry, I didn't understand that the carbs came from the erythritol and was also unaware of your gender.
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Old 04-05-2014, 01:16 PM   #11
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I'm sorry, I didn't understand that the carbs came from the erythritol and was also unaware of your gender.
I'm just joshing with you. And I thought my user name answered the gender question.
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