Jarrow Formulas Lo Han Sweet Sweetener, 80g (1 Container (80g))
Lo Han Kuo is the fruit of Momordica grosvenorii, a plant cultivated in the mountains of southern China. Mogrosides, which are water extracted from the Lo Han fruit, offer a pleasant and sweet taste, without elevating blood sugar. Lo Han Kuo Mogrosides are up to 250x sweeter than sugar. Xylitol is a sweet tasting, naturally occurring polyol that a has distinct cooling sensation in the mouth. Xylitol is metabolized differently from conventional sugar and helps protect dental health by assisting to maintain a balance of oral beneficial flora. Xylitol is as sweet as sugar, having 40% less calories.
Pure xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. On food labels, xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Because xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized, a reduced calorie claim is allowed: 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates. Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960’s. It is a popular sweetener for the diabetic diet in some countries. In the U.S., xylitol is approved as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes. Over 25 years of testing in widely different conditions confirm that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. Xylitol use reduces tooth decay rates both in high-risk groups (high caries prevalence, poor nutrition, and poor oral hygiene) and in low risk groups (low caries incidence using all current prevention recommendations). Sugarfree chewing gums and candies made with xylitol as the principal sweetener have already received official endorsements from six national dental associations.
Inulin-FOS (FructoOligoSaccharide) is a soluble fiber and promotes beneficial intestinal bacterial growth.
Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) also sometimes called oligofructose or oligofructan, is an oligosaccharide used as an artificial or alternative sweetener. FOS use emerged in the 1980s in response to consumer demand for healthier and calorie-reduced foods. The term oligosaccharide refers to a short chain of sugar molecules (in the case of FOS, fructose molecules). Oligo means few, and saccharide means sugar. FOS has been a popular dietary supplement in Japan for many years and is now becoming increasingly popular in Western cultures for its prebiotic effects. FOS serves as a substrate for many bacterial species in the large intestine, increasing the overall Gastrointestinal Tract (GI Tract) health. It has also been touted as a supplement for preventing yeast infections. Lo Han Sweet™ advantages:
• Low Glycemic Index: Does not cause extreme fluctuations in blood sugar.
• Heat Stable: Very stable under high temperature, and can be added to both hot as well as cold foods. Suitable for cooking and baking.
• Low Calorie: 2 calories per serving of 2 g (abo
Ingredient Details:Active Ingredients: Xylitol and Lo Han Kuo (Momordica grosvenorii), MogroPure (M. grosvenori, Lo Han Extract). Inactive Ingredients: Inulin-FOS (FructoOligroSaccharide) and silicon dioxide.
Expert Advice:One serving of Lo Han Sweet™ equals approximately 24 grams of sugar in sweetness, with only 4% of the calories.
Suggested Use:Use Lo Han Sweet™ to enhance taste in place of high-calorie sugars.Mix with tea, coffee or other beverages, desserts and foods to sweeten as desired.
Cautions:Keep out of the reach of children.
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