What Is Erythritol?
Erythritol is a natural sweetener that we can’t metabolize [*], which means it tastes like sugar without spiking our blood sugar. Found in fruits and vegetables, it’s 70% as sweet as sugar.
Erythritol is part of the family of sugar alcohols, which are found in nature, but it is unique compared to others such as sorbitol or maltitol. Erythritol is the only one that has a glycemic index of zero and is easier to digest.
✅ Zero calories
✅ Zero grams net carbs
✅ Zero glycemic index
Erythritol is the perfect natural sweetener and sugar replacement!
What Is Besti?
Besti is Wholesome Yum’s line of natural, sugar-free sweeteners – they are Nature’s Sugar Replacement. We carry premium, non-GMO pure erythritol and allulose, as well as our signature Besti monk fruit blends with erythritol or allulose, for easy 1:1 sugar alternatives in granulated and powdered form.
Why Use Erythritol Sweetener?
Erythritol is nature’s sugar replacement. It has the main benefits of using sugar…
✅ Tastes like sugar – with no aftertaste!
✅ Bakes like sugar
…But unlike sugar, there is no blood sugar spike and crash, fat storage, tooth decay, or other negative effects of sugar.
What Does Erythritol Taste Like?
Erythritol tastes like sugar! Many sugar alternatives have a chemical or bitter aftertaste, but erythritol does not.
Some people say there is a mild cooling sensation, which is not unpleasant and not usually noticeable when using it in cooking and baking.
Is Erythritol A Good Sugar Replacement For Me?
Yes, erythritol is a versatile natural sugar replacement for everyone! Whether you are trying to cut carbs, lose weight, or simply reducing sugar intake, erythritol is an excellent sugar-free sweetener to use.
In addition to taste and texture, our erythritol ticks all the boxes for a healthier sugar replacement:
How To Use Erythritol Sugar-Free Sweetener
Use Besti erythritol sweetener to replace granulated sugar in your favorite sweet recipes, including desserts, baked goods, drinks, sauces, and more!
It tastes and bakes the same way sugar does.
Granulated erythritol has the same consistency as granulated sugar.
Erythritol produces both crispy and soft baked goods, which is great for cookies, cakes, muffins, pancakes, and many other uses for a sugar replacement. Here are some alternatives for other uses:
- For uses where you’d need the sweetener to dissolve, try using allulose sweetener instead.
- For super smooth texture, such as frostings, sauces, dressings, and cheesecakes, use powdered erythritol sweetener or powdered allulose sweetener instead.
- For a 1:1 sugar replacement without doing conversions, use our Besti monk fruit sweetener blend instead.
Because erythritol is 70% as sweet as sugar, you’ll need 1 1/3 cups erythritol to replace each cup of sugar:
How To Choose The Best Sugar Replacement
Use the chart below to compare Besti sweeteners and choose the one that’s best for your needs, or get them all to have a sweetener for every occasion!
Besti Erythritol Sweetener – Granulated
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I just finished a ketogenic diet and thought I would try some reduced-sugar baking. I used the erythritol in a brownie recipe and the flavor was very good. I did notice a cooling sensation in my mouth and I understand that’s not uncommon for some applications. I decided to renamed the recipe “arctic brownies” which was pretty popular with the neighbors (I give away most of what I bake). I fell overall happy with the purchase I’ve decided to try some other items next, like the Monk fruit sweetener. My goal is to try all the different sweeteners in various recipes.
Thank you very much for your review! The cooling sensation that you're experiencing is actually very common with Erythritol-based sweeteners. I would highly recommend that you try my Monk Fruit Allulose sweetener (https://www.wholesomeyumfoods.com/shop/sweeteners/monk-fruit/monk-fruit-allulose-blend/) as one of the advantages of Allulose-based sweeteners is the lack of any cooling sensation and after-taste.
My husband has been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, so the change in diet has been bit of a challenge. We've not been big sweets-eaters in the past, but we did like a good cake or pie now and then. I have tried various brands of sugar substitutes and have found the difference in taste very pronounced. So, I was surprised at how good my baked items taste with the Besti Erythritol Sweetener. I was also impressed with the "powdered sugar" variety. I used it as a dusting on a low-carb cake rather than icing and it did add a nice touch of sweetness. It will be awhile before we quit missing the real sugar taste, but Besti is making that transition easier.
I ordered Besti to compare erythritol to monk fruit. It compares well. Both are unfortunately ridiculously expensive when compared with cane or beet sugar.
We’ve tried other brands but this one has the best taste. It sweet s my coffee perfectly. We also use it a lot in baking. It’s a great sugar substitute that melts well.
Call me skeptical, but when I want something sweet, I want something sweet! Granulated Besti with Erythritol functions and taste just like regular sugar. I use it in my hot tea in the morning and it is a go to when I bake. Having picky eaters at home, trying to sneak anything in to a recipe is not met well. They don't even know I am using Besti! They actually like everything I bake and have no idea I am using a low glycemic alternative! Even though the description indicates it is not as sweet as regular sugar, we don't miss this sweetness when substituting. Now when we use regular sugar it is too sweet! Would highly recommend this product! Happy Baking!
Love this and it doesn’t have as much of a cooling aftertaste as most. Thanks for clean products.
Besti sweetener is the best sweetener i have tried so for. It tastes just like regular sugar . Make you not miss sugar. I highly recommended this to anyone that need sugar replacement products.
Love all Wholesome Yum, Besti products. I have sensitivity with certain sweeteners. I don’t tend to have any issues with Erythritol or Allulose. So glad you have both to be able to purchase.
I have tried other sweeteners in the past, but I'll have to say that Besti's Erythritol is one of my favorite sweeteners that I have tired so far. I will treat myself a couple of times a month by baking something sweet, such as muffins, cheesecake, or a cobbler. This sweetener leaves no aftertaste what so ever. I will be purchasing it again soon.
Starting using this to replace sugar and it is the best replacement ! No aftertaste, used it for baking and turned out perfect . Buying again . Just ordered and ordered one for my friend that has a diabetic husband .