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Old 07-29-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Replace Stevia with Swerve

Hi ya'll, my first post.
I am friends with Scott123 and he said to tell everyone hello here.
I made Angie's bread and it is great...fell a little though.
Anyway, I didn't have Stevia and I've heard it tastes crappy. Sooo, I replaced Angie's sugar and Stevia with equal amounts of Swerve. Bread turned out real good....has more flavor than regular 'ol carby white bread.
How should I be measuring this Swerve stuff out...are you supposed to be able to use it in replacement of Stevia?
Is there a baking friendly premade sugar sub "blend" I could buy that you think would come in handy for the up coming baking that I will be doing?
Thanks for any help. I really like ya'lls forum here and am glad I found it.

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Started @ 280lbs. Atkins lost 16lb. first 14 days...stopped taking blood pressure meds 4 days ago...perfect numbers now including blood sugar is finally normal levels I was drinking around 16 high alky beers a day and then a pizza before bed. Past 2 weeks I have drank only Mick Ultra 3.2 carb beer. Cheers!

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

I don't know anything about Swerve, but I'm interested in what everyone else posts about it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:41 PM   #3
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I went to their website and copied this for you:


"Why you’re gonna love Swerve!
The secret to our zero calorie sweetness is a combination of erythritol and oligosaccharides that provide excellent baking and cooking functionality. And with the ability to brown and caramelize, Swerve is gonna be right at home in your kitchen. There are no conversion charts needed when baking and cooking with Swerve. If your recipe calls for half a cup of sugar… you simply replace it with a half a cup of Swerve!"
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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I've heard alot of good stuff about swerve. Is there any filler in it?
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #5
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Swerve

Received my Netrition order last week and I am now using Swerve
in baking. It made a nice pound cake. As I go along I will try to report
if there is anything unusual about it. I am happy with the cake and don't
find a back taste. It's quite expensive and I went to their site to purchase
it but, Netrition had an even better deal because of their low shipping
costs vs. Swerve's high costs.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:53 AM   #6
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I went to their website and copied this for you:


"Why you’re gonna love Swerve!
The secret to our zero calorie sweetness is a combination of erythritol and oligosaccharides that provide excellent baking and cooking functionality. And with the ability to brown and caramelize, Swerve is gonna be right at home in your kitchen. There are no conversion charts needed when baking and cooking with Swerve. If your recipe calls for half a cup of sugar… you simply replace it with a half a cup of Swerve!"
Thanks Nigel, the one to one replacement is on the package. What I'm wanting to know about is it's replacement for Stevia. Does everyone replace Stevia one to one for sugar?
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:22 AM   #7
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Thanks Nigel, the one to one replacement is on the package. What I'm wanting to know about is it's replacement for Stevia. Does everyone replace Stevia one to one for sugar?
What type of stevia does the recipe call for? "Stevia in the Raw" (which tastes gross IMHO) would be a 1:1 replacement for sugar because it has bulking agents. But most stevia does not have as many bulking agents, and therefore the recipe would need very little stevia. You would need more Swerve than stevia in most recipes to make the same sweetness. I use a highly concentrated stevia and add it to erythritol to make essentially a 1:1 replacement for sugar. Homemade Truvia essentially. I prefer that over Swerve because I'm not convinced that inulin is a good thing for me since I have had issues with IBS in the past.

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Old 07-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #8
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I posted this also in the lobby -

Swerve is a blend of erythritol and inulin powder. Anyone tried to make their own Swerve using these ingredients?
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:52 AM   #9
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Looking at the ingredients, I can't see anything wrong with Swerve - it does have sugar alcohols which can affect some people (they are fine with me) and more calories than Stevia.

Some Stevia brands do have an aftertaste, I find KAL brand very tasty with no aftertaste.

But Stevia doesn't do well in some recipes. The Swerve looks like a good alternative for that. I've always used Splenda in those rare instances when Stevia doesn't work (like chocolate/almond bark). I might try the Swerve when I run out of Splenda.

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Old 07-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #10
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Thanks Nigel, the one to one replacement is on the package. What I'm wanting to know about is it's replacement for Stevia. Does everyone replace Stevia one to one for sugar?
oops, I misread.
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:06 PM   #11
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What type of stevia does the recipe call for? "Stevia in the Raw" (which tastes gross IMHO) would be a 1:1 replacement for sugar because it has bulking agents. But most stevia does not have as many bulking agents, and therefore the recipe would need very little stevia. You would need more Swerve than stevia in most recipes to make the same sweetness. I use a highly concentrated stevia and add it to erythritol to make essentially a 1:1 replacement for sugar. Homemade Truvia essentially. I prefer that over Swerve because I'm not convinced that inulin is a good thing for me since I have had issues with IBS in the past.
Hi Misti. What brand of stevia do you like?
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:11 AM   #12
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Hi Misti. What brand of stevia do you like?
I have an old bottle of NuNaturals but apparently they have changed the formula and it isn't as good any more. Lauren at the Healthy Indulgences blog tested a whole bunch of brands after NuNaturals changed their formula. If you google "Healthy Indulgences stevia" the first hit should be the link to her current recommendations.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:30 PM   #13
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Thank you Misti.
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I love my Swerve!! I can't imagine using anything different. I always wait for a sale to get it though.
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Old 08-09-2014, 10:37 AM   #15
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I read the reviews for swerve on amazon...they seem mixed. I love stevia and there is no aftertaste to me but am looking forward to trying Swerve.
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