Krisda Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips - No Sugar Added
Krisda Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. The Evolution of Chocolate™! Enjoy premium chocolate chips without sugar or artificial sweeteners!
Krisda Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips allow you to replace sugar naturally with the goodness of Stevia. Use them in in your favourite baked goods, trail-mixes, or surprise the kids with a sugar-free ice cream topper. Krisda Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips are so good, you can even eat them right from the bag!
- Zero Sugar
- Zero Maltitol
- Rich in Fibre
- Zero Artificial Sweeteners
- Zero Preservatives
- Zero Artificial Flavours or Colours
- Kosher Dairy
- Re-Sealable Bag
- Tempers Perfectly
Ingredients: Unsweetened Chocolate, Erythritol, Dietary Fibre (Inulin), Dextrin, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavour(s), Stevia Leaf Extract, Whole Milk Powder and Natural Vanilla Extract.
What is Stevia? Like the juice from an orange we extract an ingredient from the stevia leaf that is sugar-free, all natural and extremely sweet. We only use natural ingredients like erythritol to dilute the sweetness of Krisda down to the level of traditional table sugar. Krisda stevia is extracted from the stevia leaf using filtration which means no chemicals are added and then removed via a chemical process.
Stevia is an attractive sugar alternative because it is a chemically stable food additives, has no calories, will not promote tooth decay and may help alleviate or prevent numerous health conditions that result from a high intake of refined sugars such as dental caries, gastrointestinal dysbiosis, elevated blood cholesterol levels, liver steatosis (also known as fatty liver, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease / NAFLD), and diabetes or other metabolic diseases including insulin sensitivity.
Krisda stevia is sourced from the finest plantations around the world where the growing conditions are optimal for producing the best tasting stevia extract. Much like wine, the location the stevia plants are grown will greatly impact the flavour of the stevia.
What is Erythritol? Erythritol is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol that tastes 60 to 80% as sweet as sucrose. Studies show it isn’t metabolized by oral bacteria and can help prevent cavities. Erythritol may also help promote re-mineralization of teeth, including teeth affected by cavities. As an antioxidant, erythritol can protect tissues—especially the cardiovascular system—from free radical damage.
Erythritol is rapidly absorbed by the small intestine and doesn’t lead to gastrointestinal side effects like other sugar alcohols. It’s extremely well tolerated, even by infants and sensitive people, at doses of up to 0.7 g of erythritol/kg body weight. In healthy adults, gastrointestinal tolerance ranges from 0.5 to 1.0 g erythritol/kg body weight/day.
Erythritol has a glycemic index of 0 and an insulemic index of 2 because it doesn’t affect blood concentrations of glucose or insulin, respectively. Therefore, erythritol is safe for people with diabetes, liver diseases, and other metabolic disorders. Erythritol may also help protect against cardiovascular damage caused by high blood glucose levels (for example, advanced glycation endproducts; AGEs) in diabetic and healthy patients.
Erythritol is naturally present in small amounts in various fruits (especially grape, peach, pear, watermelon and other melons), mushrooms, sea vegetables, algae, and fermented liquids (especially beer, cheese, miso, sake, soy sauce, and wine).
The erythritol used in Krisda natural sweetener is produced by a yeast organism that is found in nature. The yeast ferments or digests dextrose and other nutrients. In other words, dextrose is the food for the yeast – much like corn may be food for a cow that produces meat or milk. The dextrose used as the feedstock for the yeast is a simple sugar that is derived from the starch component of U.S.-grown corn. Although genetically enhanced corn and non-transgenic corn are grown in the U.S. today, erythritol is not made from corn or dextrose feedstock (just as milk is not made from cattle feed); it is made from the yeast organism. Erythritol is not genetically modified, and does not contain any genetically modified proteins.