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edens 03-09-2011 09:57 PM

Where to buy Glucomanan Powder and Erythritol?
 
Howdy! Just wondering where everyone buys theirs? I would prefer to buy locally as opposed to online, probably saves a little money. :P But everyone keeps talking about Glucomanan! :) I want to try Ouizoid's chocolate minute muffin recipe! :)

tulipsandroses 03-09-2011 10:05 PM

I've seen Erythritol at Whole Foods and in some Krogers. You will probably find that you get a better deal online. Its about 15 bucks at Krogers for tiny little packages. Forgot how much at Whole Foods, but it was more.

ravenrose 03-10-2011 04:47 AM

on the other hand, edens, Netriton DOES sponsor this site... think about it.

the shipping is 4.95, but their prices are usually cheaper than stores.

the erythritol is da bomb, but the glucomannan is interchangeable with guar gum or xanthan gum which are pretty easily available.

edens 03-10-2011 05:16 AM

Thanks! You know, I've never seen guar gum or xanthan gum in stores, either? lol

tulipsandroses 03-10-2011 05:38 AM

I've gotten Xanthan Gum at Kroger as well. But again, its cheaper online. You can find some of these items at some grocery stores but I doubt it will be cheaper since there probably is not a high demand from the average consumer.

natepickle 03-10-2011 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenrose (Post 14456562)
on the other hand, edens, Netriton DOES sponsor this site... think about it.

the shipping is 4.95, but their prices are usually cheaper than stores.

the erythritol is da bomb, but the glucomannan is interchangeable with guar gum or xanthan gum which are pretty easily available.

HOW DO YOU USE ERYTHRITOL?

ljguitar 03-10-2011 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edens (Post 14456310)
Howdy! Just wondering where everyone buys theirs? I would prefer to buy locally as opposed to online, probably saves a little money. :P But everyone keeps talking about Glucomanan! :) I want to try Ouizoid's chocolate minute muffin recipe! :)

Hi edens…
I searched online and then followed it up w/ placing orders.

There are sometimes local health food stores, or whole food types which will carry some, but generally not in the sizes or quantity I want/need.

And their prices can sometimes be what I call "Please hold a pistol on me while I pay for this…I'll feel better about giving you all my money"




ljguitar 03-10-2011 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by edens (Post 14456644)
Thanks! You know, I've never seen guar gum or xanthan gum in stores, either? lol

Hi edens…
Often with the RedMill items…

batwing 03-10-2011 08:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenrose (Post 14456562)
on the other hand, edens, Netriton DOES sponsor this site... think about it.

the shipping is 4.95, but their prices are usually cheaper than stores.

the erythritol is da bomb, but the glucomannan is interchangeable with guar gum or xanthan gum which are pretty easily available.

I've got to give props to Netrition.

I've been on the site for about 5 years now (I lurked before becoming a member) and just did my first order last month. Shipping was super fast, prices were better than what I could find on Amazon or locally, and they included a few freebies in my order.

I can't believe it took me so long to order from them and am already planning my next order :cool:

edens 03-10-2011 09:40 AM

lol well Netrition it is! :P Thanks y'all!

Librarygirl 02-02-2013 02:07 PM

Is gluc powder in capsule form, or powder form? Sounds like a silly question but when I checked locally, they said it was in capsule form and that I could open them up and use them in food.:dunno:

clackley 02-02-2013 04:07 PM

I have read that the gluc powder in capsules is pretty grainy and not equal to the powder that is bought as such.

dawnyama 02-02-2013 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Librarygirl (Post 16235862)
Is gluc powder in capsule form, or powder form? Sounds like a silly question but when I checked locally, they said it was in capsule form and that I could open them up and use them in food.:dunno:

Looks like you didn't find it today ? Netrition it is!!

Librarygirl 02-02-2013 06:33 PM

Yep, Dawn, lol. I only checked one place, but it's safe to say Netrition is the way to go! Now we need a gluc powder thread on all the uses of this magic stuff. ;)

dawnyama 02-02-2013 06:40 PM

Here ya go:

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/re...n-recipes.html

picklepete 02-02-2013 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by edens (Post 14457799)
lol well Netrition it is! :P Thanks y'all!

Unfortunately yeah...
I live near the best stores in my city, but those things are hard to find unless I travel to the smaller co-ops where they will not be cheap.

zombiegoat2000 02-06-2013 04:02 PM

The best bet is online because from a reputable dealer, as most just put out generic garbage with fillers whenever a product takes off!

PaminKY 02-08-2013 10:12 AM

I now buy my glucomannan from Netrition.


I disagree with the comment above about gluc being interchangeable with xanthan or guar gum. Glucomannan has much different properties than either of those in some applications, especially anything other than baked goods, but I still prefer the gluc for that. Now in homemade ice cream I prefer xanthan but as for thickening soups or gravies it's way to slimy.

lisamt 02-09-2013 09:54 AM

I've seen erythritol at Wholefoods and Sprouts. The ones at WF were very expensive, but Sprouts had Now brand for around $8.

fozzie99 02-09-2013 10:05 AM

The best gluc esp. for noodles is netrition which is the same as konjac foods. There is a HUGE difference in properties between Xanthan and Guar gum and gluc powder
especially for certain uses . Some brands of gluc also have more carbs than others. Shipping from netrition is $4.95 for your entire order and their prices are quite good.


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