Storing Sugar Alternatives

by Anita
(Tuttle, OK, United States)

Our family has almost eliminated sugar and it's relatives to improve our health and avoid future health issues. Would alternative sweeteners such as Swerve, Pyure, Monkfruit, etc store the same? I'm not speaking of "artificial" sweeteners, but "alternative" ones. Thank you for all your helpful information.

Joan - Admim:

Most sweeteners that are in granulated or powdered form are thoroughly dried and, I believe, would have a long shelf life. Monk fruit is difficult to find without erythritol included. It's a sugar alcohol which may cause digestive issues among some people. Swerve also contains or is made from erythritol. If sugar alcohols upset the digestive system, be aware that all sugar substitutes that end with the letters "tol" are sugar alcohols, including xylitol.

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