When it comes to sugar substitutes, Xylitol and erythritol are two of the most popular choices. While they share some similarities, there are also key differences between them that can affect their suitability for different uses. At Macalat, we've chosen to use organic erythritol as our natural sweetener instead of Xylitol, and here's why.
Why We Use Organic Erythritol Instead of Xylitol
First of all, erythritol has zero calories and zero net carbs, making it a great choice for those on a keto or low-carb diet. Xylitol, on the other hand, does contain calories and carbs, albeit in lower amounts than sugar. While both sweeteners have a low glycemic index, meaning they don't raise blood sugar levels as much as sugar does, erythritol has the advantage of being non-glycemic, making it safe for those with diabetes.
Another factor to consider is digestive tolerance. Erythritol is the easiest sugar alcohol to digest, which means it's less likely to cause digestive issues such as bloating and diarrhea. Xylitol, on the other hand, can cause digestive upset in some people, especially when consumed in large amounts.
Finally, there's the issue of safety. While both sweeteners are generally recognized as safe by the FDA, Xylitol is toxic to dogs and can cause a dangerous drop in their blood sugar levels. This is not a concern with erythritol.
Our Certified Organic Superfood IngredientsAt Macalat, we use only certified organic erythritol as our natural sweetener, combined with plant-based superfoods to give our dark chocolate its amazing taste with no bitterness. Our superfood blend includes organic Peruvian cacao, organic lucuma, pink salt, organic monk fruit extract, organic maca, organic vanilla bean, organic sunflower lecithin, organic cinnamon, and organic mushroom extract. All of our ingredients are carefully selected to create a truly delicious and healthy chocolate experience.
In summary, while Xylitol and erythritol both have their benefits and drawbacks, we believe that organic erythritol is the best choice for our sweet dark chocolate. With zero net carbs, non-glycemic, and easy to digest, it's the perfect natural sweetener to complement our plant-based superfoods. Give Macalat a try and discover why we say, "Tasting is Believing!"