All About Just Like Sugar
Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 7:00 am
There are a whole lot of sugar substitutes out there. It can be difficult to figure out which sweeteners to use and which ones you may want to avoid. It is always good to look up information on new sweeteners before you try them. Here are some things to know about the Just Like Sugar sweetener.
Just Like Sugar is the name of a product that is a sweetener that can be used in place of sugar. It is made from a blend of natural ingredients and is said to mimic the attributes of beet sugar or cane sugar.
What is Just Like Sugar made of?
It is made from a blend of chicory root, dietary fiber, vitamin C, calcium, and natural flavor (which comes from the peel of an orange). You’ve probably heard of most, if not all, of these ingredients.
The natural flavor comes from the orange and is taken entirely from the orange skin (or peel). This part of a citrus fruit is also called “zest”, especially when it is used in baking or cooking. The orange peel is what gives Just Like Sugar its sweetness.
Chicory root is the root portion of a vegetable called chicory. It is often used as a substitute for coffee (after it has been ground and roasted). The dietary fiber listed in the ingredients of Just Like Sugar is inulin – which comes from the chicory root.
Inulin fiber can cause flatulence and bloating. This is because it cannot be broken down by the digestive enzymes in the human body. It functions as a prebiotic, which is a food source for the natural bacteria that lives in your intestines. Not everyone handles inulin, or chicory, the same way. You may want to consult your doctor before consuming products that contain it.
Calcium is a mineral that helps the body to maintain strong bones. It also helps muscles to move and nerve cells to carry messages from the brain through the rest of the body.
Vitamin C can help people whose immune systems were weakened due to stress. It might also help a person fight off a cold after they have caught one. The vitamin C in Just Like Sugar comes from orange juice in the form of L-ascorbic acid.
What is not in Just Like Sugar?
Just Like Sugar does not contain soy, yeast, animal derivatives, MSG, l-glutamic acid, d-glutamine acid, aspartic acid, gluten, wheat, dairy, or preservatives. It also doesn’t contain any carbs or calories. Just Like Sugar doesn’t contain any sugar alcohols.