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- Article no. 483.013
Xylitol – Tooth-Friendly Natural Sugar
This product is available in a new form here.
Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that has been recognized by dentists and health professionals worldwide as a great alternative to sugar.
While sugar attacks the teeth, xylitol does exactly the opposite! it kills bacteria and promotes alkaline conditions in the oral cavity to protect the tooth enamel and help in remineralization of the teeth.
As sweet as white sugar, yet containing 40% less calories, and 75% less carbohydrates, xylitol is an excellent alternative to sugar and sweeteners, but it offers much more than just sweetness.
Unlike other sugar it breaks down very slowly and its metabolism is widely independent of insulin.
A great sweetener for diabetics, dieters and health conscious people in general.
Why we love Xylitol
Over the years we have tried a number of natural sweeteners (staying far away from artificial sweeteners), and after having found xylitol we never looked back. This is our favourite sweetener along with coconut sugar, stevia (liquid) and Yacon syrup.
It sweetens just like white sugar, has no taste of its own, it is good for your teeth, is low calorie, has a low GI (glycemic index) along with other health benefits. It can’t get better than this, can it? Mother Nature is indeed perfect.
The only inconvenience is its high price. Xylitol costs about ten times as much as regular sugar. When there is more demand naturally that price will come down.
SamaraNaturaXylitol is made from sustainably harvested birch trees - not corn as it is very commonly the case. It is GMO-free and grown without pesticides and agro-chemicals. It is 100% pure-grade white granulated (like sugar) product.
Originally all xylitol available on the market came from birch trees. However, scientists in China found a way to extract xylitol from corn. While corn derived xylitol should work just as well in theory, the problem is that corn is quite often genetically modified, the cultivation of corn uses big amounts of pesticides and destroys the soil. For this reason, SamaraNatura Xylitol is exclusively produced from birch trees.
Xylitol is not a raw product. The process of extracting xylitol from birch trees involves heating the product above 40 C. Xylitol is produced by hydrogenation of xylose, which converts the sugar into a primary alcohol.
Use and recommended Dosage
Xylitol looks and tastes just like sugar. It can be used the same way you would use regular sugar, in hot or cold drinks, cakes and desserts, etc.
Yeast cannot metabolize it, so it will not work if you are baking bread or anything else with yeast. (Doctors inclined towards natural treatments have recommended the use of xylitol to prevent yeast infections for this reason.)
While xylitol offers positive health benefits, it is best to start with a small amount, and allow your body to adapt to it. Xylitol is classed as a sugar alcohol, which can have a laxative effect if excessively consumed. So it would be best to start with a low level (1 tablespoon/day) and gradually increase over a period of time.
You might want to grind the crystals into a powder (with a powerful blender or a coffee grinder) for home-made chocolate and raw cakes. The end result is smoother.
Safety Note: It’s important to note that xylitol is toxic to dogs. It causes a rapid drop in blood sugar in dogs, and possible seizures. So please do not feed xylitol to dogs. But do not let that put you off xylitol, as many other “people” foods are toxic to dogs and potentially fatal, such as avocado, onion, chocolate, raisins, etc. Cats don’t seem to be affected by the use of xylitol.
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