Jarrow Formulas Lo Han Sweet™ Description
Lo Han Guo is the fruit of Momordica grosvenorii, a plant cultivated in the mountains of southern China. Mogrosides, which are water extracted from the Lo Han fruit, offer a pleasant and sweet taste, without elevating blood sugar.
Lo Han Guo Mogrosides are up to 250x sweeter than sugar. Xylitol is as sweet as sugar, having 40% less calories.
Xylitol is a sweet tasting, naturally occurring polyol (which is a type of carbohydrate) that a has distinct cooling sensation in the mouth. Xylitol is metabolized differently from conventional sugar and does not have the same effects as ordinary table sugar: moreover, it has fewer calories. Inulin-FOS (FructoOligoSaccharide) is a highly soluble fiber.
Lo Han Sweet™ advantages:
Low Glycemic Index: Does not cause extreme fluctuations in blood sugar.
Heat Stable: Very stable under high temperature, and can be added to both hot as well as cold foods. Suitable for cooking and baking.
Low Calorie: 2 calories per serving of 2 g (about 1/2 teaspoon).
Use Lo Han Sweet™ to enhance taste in place of high-calorie sugars. Mix with tea, coffee or other beverages, desserts and foods to sweeten as desired.
Wheat, gluten, soybeans, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, peanuts/tree nuts.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Jarrow Formulas Lo Han Sweet™ -- 2.8 oz
I like this sweetener but it is a little fruity (lo han is a fruit) and doesnt go with everything like sugar does. It is also expensive and Xylitol is the first ingredient not lo han.
June 22, 2012