Sugar reduction in practice

Stevia – sugar reduction in practice

Steviol glycosides have been one of the big topics in sugar reduction in recent years. And no wonder. The extract from the stevia plant contains no calories and does not raise blood sugar levels. In addition, it has a natural origin. But if you want to use steviol glycosides, there are a lot of things to consider and be aware of. In this article, we go through steviol glycosides – in practice.

Inulin – sugar reduction in practice

Inulin – can it be an alternative to sugar? Inulin is low in calories and fits in a variety of foods. But hold on. Please read this article before you start replacing sugar with inulin straight off. There is a lot to think about!

Erythritol – sugar reduction in practice

Erythritol is an exciting and versatile sugar alcohol that is useful in many different applications. But what do you need to be aware of when using it and is there a downside? Read about erythritol – sugar reduction in practice.

Isomaltooligosaccharides (IMO)- sugar reduction in practice

IMO or isomaltooligosaccharides which is the full name of this dietary fibre come with excellent bulk properties, a pleasant taste and some sweetness. This article is about IMO – sugar reduction in practice.

Maltitol – sugar reduction in practice

Maltitol is a sugar alcohol that offers great taste and sweetness and excellent bulk properties. In addition, you avoid the cooling sensation, typical for many sugar alcohols. But the high GI value reduces the overall score.

Dextrin – sugar reduction in practice

Dextrin is a stable ingredient that is great at keeping shape and texture as well as withstanding great stress. It is neutral in taste and easy on the stomach. But to fully blossom, dextrin needs friends.

Sorbitol – sugar reduction in practice

The sugar alcohol sorbitol protects texture and provides moisture. That makes sorbitol a versatile ingredient. In addition, it has a low GI value. But there is one thing you should be aware of before deciding on this multi-tasker.

Polydextrose – sugar reduction in practice

With polydextrose, you get fullness and texture but not as many calories. In addition, the taste is perceived as pure and neutral. This dietary fibre has many good properties that make it a candidate in successful sugar reductions. But you’ll have to find sweetness elsewhere!