Sugar Free Coconut Brittle
Freshly toasted coconut flakes enveloped in sweet... Non-sugary goodness? Can it be? Yes it can be, and is made possible with a special blend of all natural Isomalt and butter to replace the traditional cane sugar sweetener.
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Gluten free, egg free, nut free, vegetarian
Contains: soy, milk
Made on equipment that also processes peanuts
Keto Friendly, Diabetic Friendly
Notes about our Sugar Free Candy:
We use a natural sugar free alternative called Isomalt to sweeten our candies. Isomalt is made in Germany from NON GMO Beets. It doen't have a chemical or minty aftertaste - in fact, we don't think there is any aftertaste at all!
Isomalt was originally developed for sugar and pastry arts because is doesn't crystallize at high temperatures. Eventually, foodies and nutritionists realized it is safe for diabetics with its incredibly low Glycemic Index of 2 (glucose is 100)
Isomalt falls into the category of sugar alcohols - It doesn't cause dental decay, and it behaves like a fibre instead of a sugar when it is digested (some nutritionists recommend to subtract the polyalcohol line from the carbohydrate line to get "net carbs", others recommend subtracting half of the polyalcohol line from the carbohydrate line to get "net carbs". Ultimately, it depends on how well you digest Isomalt!
We recommend eating less than 25g of isomalt per day. If you've never had a candy with Isomalt before, try having just half the bar at first, then the other half later. We also recommend only to eat sugar free candies after eating a meal, not on an empty stomach.
Here is a chart to compare Isomalt's Glycemic Index to other popular sugar free substitutes:
TYPE OF SWEETENER
|HFCS-42 (High-fructose corn syrup)||Modified Sugar||68|
|Golden Syrup||Modified Sugar||60|
|Inverted Sugar||Modified Sugar||60|
|Refiners Syrup||Modified Sugar||60|
|HFCS-55 (High-fructose corn syrup)||Modified Sugar||58|
|Blackstrap Molasses||Sugar Extract||55|
|Maple Syrup||Natural Sugar||54|
|Sorghum Syrup||Natural Sugar||50|
|Cane Juice||Sugar Extract||43|
|Barley Malt Syrup||Modified Sugar||42|
|Coconut Palm Sugar||Natural Sugar||35|
|Brown Rice Syrup||Modified Sugar||25|
|Agave Syrup||Modified Sugar||15|
|Luo Han Guo||Natural Sweetener||0|
|Sucralose (Splenda)||Artificial Sweetener||0|
Resources for further reading:
Counting Carbs - Net carbs - Check out this link for more information on carbs in sugar free candies:
" • Isomalt is the only sugar replacer exclusively made from sugar – therefore it tastes so natural
• is kind to teeth and helps to prevent cavities and plaque
• has only half the calories of sugar
• works like dietary fiber
• is very low glycemic and hardly affects blood sugar and insulin levels "
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"Isomalt is a naturally sourced sugar replacer and the only one in its kind made from pure beet sugar. On top, it is 100% sugar-free and even helps to prevent tooth decay. Thanks to a two-stage production process of enzymatic sucrose treatment and hydrogenation, the resulting unique molecular structure gives our Isomalt a sweetening profile almost equal to sucrose – but with half the calories! While used in many food applications, Isomalt is the number one sugar replacer worldwide in hard candies."
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"Tests at the Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Service (SUGIRS) have verified that the sugar replacer Isomalt from Palatinit has a very low glycemic index (GI). With a value of 2, Isomalt belongs to the group of carbohydrates that may be recommended for frequent consumption. According to the company, using Isomalt as a sweetener instead of sugar can significantly reduce the GI of products such as bakery, ice cream, cereal and fruit bars or jam. Isomalt’s low GI is due to the stability of its molecular bonds. Isomalt is manufactured from pure beet sugar in a two-stage process. This processing rearranges and stabilizes the molecular bonds. As a result, neither plaque bacteria in the mouth nor digestion in the small intestine are able to break down Isomalt completely. This means that teeth are protected and at the same time calories cut back and the blood glucose level remains virtually constant."
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