What makes our no sugar jams unique?
The non-GMO, natural pectin we use is what sets the fruit in our jams. That allows us to reduce the amount ofsweetener used.
We like texture in our jams, so we keep 'em chock full ofchunky fruit goodness--at a ratio of four cups of fruit toone cup of natural sweetener.
The non-GMO, natural sweetener we use won't spike insulin levels, making it perfect for diabetics. It looks and tastes just like regular sugar and has a high digestive tolerance. It’s non-carcinogenic and even safe for animals!
For those on a reduced calorie, no sugar added, low-glycemic diet, our jams are perfect as they are alsoespecially low in calories and net carbs.
What is “Erythritol?”
Erythritol (pronounced Ear-rith-ri-tal) is a type of carbohydrate called a sugar alcohol, or polyol.
Erythritol is unique from other sugar alcohols because it contains zero calories.
Erythritol occurs naturally in a variety of foods (eg. grapes, mushrooms, pears, and watermelons) and some fermented foods and beverages such as beer, cheese, sake, soy sauce, and wine. Erythritol is also commercially produced using fermentation.
Erythritol’s safety has been confirmed by numerous health authorities around the world, including Health Canada and World Health Organization.
Erythritol does not impact blood glucose or insulin secretion, and contributes to oral health.
Erythritol is absorbed in the small intestine, but it is not metabolized. Instead, it’s eliminated unchanged from the body through the urine. This makes erythritol helpful for people with diabetes because it doesn’t provide carbohydrates, sugar or calories, and therefore does not affect blood glucose levels or insulin secretion.
Internet Sources: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/food-safety/food-additives/lists-permitted/9-sweeteners.html
How can Worcestershire sauce be sugar free?
How can we say that our barbeque sauce is a no sugar product when the Worcestershire sauce we incorporate into our recipe contains both molasses and sugar?
The answer lies in knowing that Worcestershire sauce is fermented (like yogourt and sauerkraut are), so the final product contains only 1 gram of sugar per teaspoon. Fermentation is the chemical conversion of carbohydrates (such as starches or sugars in food)—by beneficial bacteria, yeasts or other micro-organisms—into alcohols and acids. These acids in fermented foods—lactic and acetic—interfere with carbohydrates’ turning into blood sugar, thereby significantly reducing insulin in your body. This is a unique health benefit, especially for people with diabetes.
Research has shown that fermented foods are good for your blood sugar levels, making our no sugar barbeque sauce the perfect condiment for flavouring your food, even if you’re diabetic! In fact, the carbohydrates and sugar content shown on our nutritional label are all about the natural sugars in the tomatoes themselves. In addition, we use only French’s brand Worcestershire sauce because it’s guaranteed gluten-free and made without glucose/fructose or artificial flavours or colouring.
So enjoy our no sugar barbeque sauce, and pour it on!