Did you know, Sugalight ice creams are sweetened with Xylitol?
What is Xylitol?
- A non-sugared natural sweetener derived from plants.
- Suitable for people on sugar and calorie control.
What’s great about Xylitol?
- Very low GI
- May prevent type-II diabetes
- Inhibits tooth decay
- Less calories than sugar
- All natural
- Tastes like sugar
- No bitter after-taste
- Safe for Cooking
Our bodies absorb Xylitol much more slowly than ordinary sugar. Xylitol does not cause blood sugar spikes the way sugar does.
The Glycemic Index (GI) is a way to measure the size of blood sugar spikes caused by various foods. While glucose is GI 100 and table sugar is GI 60, Xylitol is unique in having a low GI of 7.
Approved for use in Singapore
Xylitol is approved for use as a food ingredient in many countries including the US, UK, EU, Japan and Singapore. Xylitol is a great substitute for sugar at a 1:1 ratio if you’re looking to reduce sugar intake.
Under the Health Promotion Board’s ‘Healthier Choice’ program, foods containing Xylitol are permitted to carry the ‘Healthier Choice’ logo.
How do I use Xylitol?
Xylitol has approximately the same sweetness as sugar. Replace 1 tsp of sugar with 1 tsp of xylitol. Use it in coffee, tea or even cooked desserts.
Where can I purchase Sugalight Xylitol?
Please order from our online shop: better4u.sg. Free home delivery for orders above $60 otherwise a delivery charge of $5.5 applies.