Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that has a similar taste and texture to regular sugar but with 70% fewer calories.
It’s about 60% as sweet as regular sugar and is found naturally in fruits, vegetables, and fermented foods. You can use erythritol in all the same ways as regular sugar, but since it’s not as sweet, you may want to use a little more to achieve the desired sweetness. Erythritol is a great alternative for those looking to reduce their sugar intake without sacrificing taste.
Erythritol is low in net carbohydrates and friendly to the ketogenic and paleo diets, as well as grain- and gluten-free. It’s frequently mixed with other natural sweeteners such as:
- Monk fruit