Please see below for some on the commonly asked questions, and answers, about Sweet Nothings Xylitol.
WHAT IS SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL MADE UP OF / FROM?
Sweet Nothings Xylitol is pure Xylitol, so the ingredients that you find in each spoon is only Xylitol. There are no additives, just pure Xylitol. Sweet Nothings Xylitol is of a natural origin. Our Xylitol is extracted from the corn/ mielie cob.
WHY SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL AND NOT SUGAR?
Sweet Nothings Xylitol contains 40% less calories than sugar. It helps with weight control, promotes dental health and stabilises blood sugar.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL IS OF THE HIGHEST QUALITY?
The manufacturer of our Xylitol meets stringent international quality standards, such as ISO 22000, FSSC 22000 and USFDA (United States Food and Drug Administration). Our manufacturing and packing facility also meets international quality standards. Product samples are regularly tested at an independent SANAS accredited laboratory to check that the product meets the required standards.
HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL IS FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE?
We regularly visit our factories in China where Sweet Nothings Xylitol is manufactured to ensure that attention is given to our prescribed quality standards. Our supplier also supplies large multinational companies in the USA, Germany and the UK including Nestle, Kraft, and Wrigleys. They often conduct various food safety audits throughout the year. Furthermore, our supplier has quality and process certifications from a number of international accreditation agencies (ISO, FSSC and FDA).
IS SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL GMO FREE?
All crops used in the manufacture of Sweet Nothings Xylitol are certified as GMO free.
IS SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL BANTING FRIENDLY?
Yes, Sweet Nothings Xylitol is a natural alternative to sugar and sweetener and is recommended by leading Banting authorities for the Banting diet. Xylitol has a very low glycemic index (GI) and contains only 40% of the calories found in sugar.
CAN DIABETICS USE SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL?
Sweet Nothings Xylitol STABILISES blood sugar so it is perfect for diabetics, those with insulin resistance and anyone watching their sugar intake.
CAN CHILDREN USE SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL?
Yes, Sweet Nothings Xylitol protects teeth against decay as well as strengthens teeth. Studies show that Xylitol may reduce middle ear infections. Children eating Sweet Nothings Xylitol do NOT demonstrate the hyperactivity from sugar highs.
CAN I BAKE WITH SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL?
Absolutely. Sweet Nothings Xylitol won’t break down with heat like some other sweeteners, so it’s the perfect choice for any recipe that calls for sugar. Substitute sugar for Sweet Nothings Xylitol, using a 1 : 1 ratio.
CAN I FEED SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL TO MY PETS?
This is a big NO. NEVER EVER feed Xylitol to dogs!!! Just like grapes and strawberries, Xylitol is harmful to dogs. The resulting low blood sugar levels can lead to death.
CAN I USE SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL WHILE PREGNANT/ BREASTFEEDING?
Absolutely, you can. Use it sparingly at first as Xylitol may have a laxative effect. Like anything use it in moderation.
CAN I USE SWEET NOTHINGS XYLITOL FOR MY SPECIFIC DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
Sweet Nothings Xylitol is approved for Halal and Kosher diets; and is also suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets.
WHAT IS THE CARBOHYDRATE CONTENT OF XYLITOL?
Whilst Sweet Nothings Xylitol is a carbohydrate not all carbohydrates are the same. Sweet Nothings Xylitol has a very low Glycemic index (7) and is therefore absorbed slowly into the intestine, while sugar has a Glycemic index of 60-70. The sugar content of Sweet Nothings Xylitol is zero.