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Old April 4th 06, 02:13 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Monique Y. Mudama" wrote in message
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On 2006-04-03, Karen penned:
I absolutely can't due sugar substitutes. Never have been able to.
Splenda maaaaybe in tiny amounts. And if what we were emailing about
is a problem for you, I've read and read that sugar substitutes are
WAY up on the list of offenders. I wouldn't do it.


Well, the reason I'm looking at it is because it's not artificial --
it's sugar made from other plants, like corn and raspberries. It's
called sugar alcohol, I think. It also supposedly reduces cavities
quite a bit. I could use all the help I can get in that dept.

I also can't stand artificial sweeteners. Splenda grosses me out.
Nutrasweet? Forget it.


I don't know anything about Xylitol except that it's in gum and mints you
can get over here in Asia. I've never had a problem with it in that
respect.
But have you tried Stevia? It's also a natural sweetener made from a
herb.
It is much sweeter than any of the other sweeteners and you only need to
use
a tiny bit. Not sure if you can bake with it though.


I recall seeing recipes using stevia for cooking and baking. I have never
tried it
though.

Winnie
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Old April 4th 06, 05:39 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 2006-04-04, badwilson penned:

I don't know anything about Xylitol except that it's in gum and
mints you can get over here in Asia. I've never had a problem with
it in that respect. But have you tried Stevia? It's also a natural
sweetener made from a herb. It is much sweeter than any of the
other sweeteners and you only need to use a tiny bit. Not sure if
you can bake with it though. -- Britta


I haven't tried it. I'm not totally on board with something "much
sweeter" than other sweeteners, since things like Splenda are already
intolerably sweet for me. Or what were those little pills? Yech!

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Old April 4th 06, 05:40 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 2006-04-04, W. Leong penned:

I recall seeing recipes using stevia for cooking and baking. I have
never tried it though.


Well, I don't want to use a sweetener that requires special recipes
.... the person I talked to claimed I could replace any recipe's sugar
requirements with half the amount of Xylitol and it would work out.
That sounds pretty sweet to me =)

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Old April 4th 06, 07:17 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Monique Y. Mudama wrote:

I haven't tried it. I'm not totally on board with something "much
sweeter" than other sweeteners, since things like Splenda are already
intolerably sweet for me. Or what were those little pills? Yech!


On the other hand, you wouldn't need to use nearly as much of it to
get the same sweetness effect as you'd have when using splenda, etc,
so perhaps it wouldn't have the nasty side effect everyone's talking about.

Joyce
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Old April 5th 06, 01:14 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Monique Y. Mudama" wrote in message
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On 2006-04-04, badwilson penned:

I don't know anything about Xylitol except that it's in gum and
mints you can get over here in Asia. I've never had a problem with
it in that respect. But have you tried Stevia? It's also a natural
sweetener made from a herb. It is much sweeter than any of the
other sweeteners and you only need to use a tiny bit. Not sure if
you can bake with it though. -- Britta


I haven't tried it. I'm not totally on board with something "much
sweeter" than other sweeteners, since things like Splenda are already
intolerably sweet for me. Or what were those little pills? Yech!


I would much rather use something much sweeter than sugar. That way you
only have to use a tiny bit. One packet of Stevia would last me for 5 cups
of coffee or tea. This makes it very cheap and also you're taking in less
substance.
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Britta


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Old April 8th 06, 10:11 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 2006-04-03, Monique Y. Mudama penned:
Someone pointed me to Xylitol as a sugar substitute, particularly
for baking. It apparently has dental benefits and fewer calories
than sugar. This person said that she has even made a creme brule
that turned out beautifully. I think she said that, in a recipe
calling for sugar, she uses half that amount of Xylitol instead.

Has anyone else used this, either as a sweetener or in baking? What
are your experiences?

I read that it can have a laxative effect in large doses ... that
doesn't sound wonderful, but I wonder if the average person using it
in normal situations notices the effect.


Well, given its effect on me when I use a few packets in my coffee, I
am sure as heck not using it for baking, where you need large amounts!

Back to sugar for me.


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monique, who spoils Oscar unmercifully

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Old May 30th 12, 03:29 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Xylitol is an amazing natural resource, which is a healthy substitute to sugar and actually helps prevent cavities - how ironic is that?!

The key is to buy a good quality xylitol. I use Xyla Xylitol Products, which include bulk xylitol for cooking and baking, chewing gum for an absolute neutral pH balanced mouth and single sachets for tea and coffee! Xyla is made in the USA from birch, but I buy it online in NZ at greatsmile.co.nz

Here's to no cavities and fresh breath!
 




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