Emerald Forest Xylitol is a sweeter, healthier, smarter choice than other sweeteners. Our Xylitol is made from non-genetically modified corn and it's pesticide free. It's safe for diabetics: it scores a seven on the glycemic index - sugar is 68. Therefore, xylitol doesn’t affect blood sugar or insulin levels. It has 2.4 calories per gram and 75% less carbohydrate intake than sugar. It's as sweet as sugar and can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar. It's also ideal for sweetening coffee, tea or cereal. Classified as a sugar alcohol or polyol, xylitol can be manufactured from starches or extracted from plants. It’s naturally occurring in our bodies, and can be found in some fruits and vegetables. Sugar alcohols like xylitol and erythritol are dental friendly because they can’t be metabolized by oral bacteria so they don’t contribute to tooth decay. Sugar alcohols create an alkaline environment in the mouth instead of an acidic environment. Emerald Forest xylitol is made from corn; the xylan molecule is extracted from the corn in a process that’s classified as all natural. No bleaching occurs at any time during this process. The manufacture of xylitol complies with FDA regulations. Xylitol has a low molecular weight which means it won’t brown the way other sugars do when baked. The benefits of using xylitol as a healthy alternative to sugar and as part of a comprehensive program including proper dental hygiene have been recognized by the American Dental Association. Emerald Forest Sugar, Inc is committed to making the highest quality all natural sweeteners and snacks available. Call us at 303.991.1999 or visit www.emeraldforestxylitol.com.
Diabetic safe. 2.4 calories per gram. 75% less carb intake than sugar. 7 on the glycemic index. FDA approved. Use 1:1 in place of sugar.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have long been a fan of ricochet mints (though they changed their name to xyla recently, apparently). With the name change came a change in texture. They used to be pretty soft and easily fell apart. Now they're a little firmer, almost the texture of smarties though after they've been in your mouth a while if you suck on them and push hard on them with your tongue they still break apart (keep in mind it's basically pressed xylitol). They're very yummy and it's great to be able to eat three or four of them and turn my nose up at the chocolate ice cream. I'll take 1 calorie a piece over 300 calories a bowl any day :-)
These mints balance the perfect blend of chocolate and mint. Because they are so delicious, it helps remind me to consume a few mints throughout the day. I have read about the extensive benefits of xylitol and I am so happy that this product makes it easy for me to incorporate it into my meals. I agree with other reviews which have mentioned that the mint is crumbly and dissolves quickly. But for me, this does not compromise the overall quality of the mint. It still tastes yummy and takes care of the most important job which is neutralizing the acids in your mouth.
I also ordered the wintermint and peppermint flavors. Cocoa mint is my favorite because it tastes like candy. The wintermint is also delicious and refreshing. Peppermint has a very, very strong flavor. It is good, but it is not something that I would want to consume throughout the day. Xyla brand mints are made in the USA and are made from birch trees, not corn. I highly recommend this product if you...
I have lost 40 pounds over the past year. Now, I am at a stand off. I have another 40 to go and I was going no where! I have been using Peppermint Life Savers as my replacement cigarette, I quit smoking 3 and i/2 years ago. I have found success with low carb, low ingredients and NO sugar No flour diet. So I searched for a better, low carb, replacement for the life savors until I found these little tin with mints. I thought at first look at it them that I would eat these right away, a box a day! I could do that on a bad day. WELL seems one or two,especially after I learned not to bite down, will last a long time. Best of all I am satisfied for a long time by them. So I still have all 6 boxes. I have 2 by my desk at home, 2 by my desk at work and 2 by my bed. I have only opened one at each place and have not really seen a dent in the amount. I think they are wonderful, I had read one review that said they did not have much taste, I found that they do, I remember the first...
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