Truvía® Natural Sweetener and Carbohydrates

One of the most frequently asked questions by carb conscious consumers is whether they should count the grams of carbohydrate on the label. The answer is no. Labeling regulations require that all carbohydrates, both usable and non-usable, be listed on the label. Truvía® Natural Sweetener does not contain usable carbohydrates. Get more information on Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend and carbohydrates.

If a patient is closely counting the number of grams of carbohydrates in their diet, they should not count the grams of carbohydrate that appear on the label of the Truvía® Natural Sweetener sachets and spoonable container. Get more information on Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend and carbohydrates

The carbohydrate in Truvía® sweetener comes from erythritol: a zero calories sugar alcohol produced by fermentation and found naturally in grapes and pears — that also has zero calories. Erythritol passes through the body without being broken down for calories. As a result, it has no effect on blood sugar. Erythritol is used in Truvía® Natural Sweetener to evenly disperse stevia leaf extract to achieve uniform sweetness, similar to how dextrose and other suitable ingredients are used for other high intensity sweeteners to evenly disperse the sweetener.

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On our recipes include total calories, grams carbohydrate, grams erythritol, grams fiber, grams sugar. This practice allows you to subtract the grams of erythritol from the grams of total carbohydrate when you are counting your grams of carbohydrate.

For example, the Tripleberry Soymilk Smoothie lists 22 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of erythritol. This means that there are only 14 grams of nutritive or usable carbohydrates per serving. You may notice that the 14 grams of nutritive or usable carbohydrates are coming from sugar (10g/serving) and fiber (4g/serving).

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Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend and Carbohydrates

Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend contains 1 gram of sugar per each 12 teaspoon serving which is half of the carbohydrates listed on the label. The other ingredients of Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend, stevia leaf extract and erythritol, do not increase blood sugar or contain usable carbohydrates.

The amount of Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend used in your patient's recipes and the amount of sugar it provides to a serving of their recipe should be considered as your patient manages their carbohydrate intake. For example, a cup of sugar has about 190 grams of usable carbohydrate. An equal amount of sweetness from Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend (12 cup) contains about 47 grams of sugar or usable carbohydrate. To help individuals manage their intake of simple sugars and control their calories, many more recipes and suggestions for use are available on our Recipes page.

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