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Old 08-07-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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what brand of erythritol and xylitol

do you buy from netrition?
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:48 AM   #2
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I have bought it from Netrition(xylitol) and was very satisfied. I have also bought it from the Vitamin Shoppe because I was caught short, but it was cheaper from Netrition.
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thank you! i should have been more clear - i'm going to buy from netrition - i have an order pending, but i see there are different brands and i wondered if one was better than another. also i have heard different people mention powdered vs something else? i just want to be sure i buy the right thing - the easiest one to use.

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I get you. The two brands I tried were the same as far as I can tell...didn't notice a difference. They were both crystals and I have to say, don't melt in water the way sugar does. I have to heat what I use them in a little bit to melt the crystals and not have granular texture. I've been very pleased though and that hasn't been a problem for me. I have made ice cream by melting it in some cream and then mixing that in with the rest of the cream. Oh, I use only about half of what the recipe calls for....it's very sweet...

No doubt you will make your own adjustments too. Good luck! I'd love to hear how you like it. I think it's awesome, obviously.
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I've never really heard of these things. Are they both just a different kind of artifiial sweetener? I think I may have seen them on an ingredient list in some gum.
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do you buy from netrition?
Hi barbinga…
Have and have other sources too...pretty much Xylitol and Erythritol are Xylitol and Erythritol.

I've not discerned any difference in strength or flavor of any of it from any source. In other words, I have found it interchangeable...

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Sensato erythritol. Would be nice if a powdered form didn't lump so badly, but one can work with it.

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I've never really heard of these things. Are they both just a different kind of artificial sweetener?
They are the "good" sugar alcohols. Most of the others cause a LOT of intestinal distress, and they frequently raise blood sugars almost as much as "real" sugar, contrary to what the manufacturers claim.

Erythritol is rather miraculous, in my estimation. Zero carb, zero calorie, behaves a lot like sugar in recipes (as opposed to sucralose which is sweet, but has no volume to contribute to something like frosting.)

I do get intestinal upset from Xylitol if I use too much.
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I recently purchased the sensato powdered erythritol. I haven't used it a lot, but I made a blend with it, PolyD and some white stevia powder. I sifted it all together and have used it in place of sugar in my coffee and some ice cream recipes.

It's like my new favorite thing.

I've heard it's better to get the powdered than the crystals. I have no personal experience with the crystals, but the powder dissolves almost immediately and I have yet to see any recrystalization.

I'm sure there's some kind of downside, but ... I haven't seen it, yet.
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I've gotten both the NOW and Sensato erythritol and both have been fine. I see no reason to get xylitol, erythritol is better.

When using the powdered I pour it into a bowl and use the rounded end of an ice cream scoop to break up the clumps.

I usually use half eryth and half liquid splenda to replace sugar in recipes.
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