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Wholesome Organic Zero sweetener

Snackish Feb 16, 2008 11:44 AM

I am no friend of artificial sweeteners, but I know there are people out there who need them for health reasons.

I tried Wholesome Organic Zero http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/br...
at the Fancy Foods show and it was the closest thing to sugar I have tasted. It is made of erythritol, which I have read doesn't have the same laxative effects as mannitol or xylitol.

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    ChefDude Feb 18, 2008 04:56 PM

    but what effects DOES it have? What effects does it have that we don't know about, and won't know about for years. The big question is: How does our body metabolize the things we put into it? When we put in artificial foods, or modified "foods" into our body, how badly does it screw things up? What about natural foods that have been raised on chemicals, petrochemicals, pesticides, herbicides, hormones, steroids? How nutritious do you think it's going to end up being for us?

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      taboo Feb 19, 2008 07:33 AM

      I only use Stevia which is natural .........and it is GREAT.

      1. re: ChefDude
        WholesomeChow Jun 30, 2010 11:12 AM

        Great point ChefDude! Its funny how caught up we get into our weight, appearance, etc. and would even think about putting something so unnatural into our bodies just to be this certain way. And, ironically, these artificial substances end up making us look, feel and act more in the ways we really don't want to be. Hmm...some food for thought :)

        1. re: WholesomeChow
          mcf Jun 30, 2010 01:10 PM

          Except in very large doses, erythritol usually doesn't cause sugar alcohol related symptoms. It's a sweetener from a natural source, polyols from sugar. It's not metabolized, hence the zero calorie claim.

          Here's a lay article with sources cited at the bottom:

          http://www.bodyecology.com/08/04/18/e...

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