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Eric
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http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/brands/wholesome/Wholesome_Sweeteners_Organic_ZERO.html


This link is from a website that makes good Agave, talking about some sort of "new" sugar I guess.  I was just wondering if, since it's not technically sugar and has no calories, etc.,  it could possibly be a neutral for Non-secretors








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agave nectar is considered a safe sweetener for all....
it is the sweetener used in the unibars from NAP.


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oo wow sounds great.....
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Thanks ericm998 for the link.

Yes, it's a nice sweetener for those sensitive to sugars.

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...And apparently there isn't a single store in the entire state of Texas that carries it.  HAh... oh well.


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Do you have a Whole Foods Market within proximity of where you reside?  I have purchased and seen agave syrup at the two Whole Foods that are located in my state.  

From my own experience, Whole Foods accomodates special orders from customers.

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I don't think I would try this new Zero sweetner.  It is still made from sugar.  Splenda is made from sugar, too, and we're not supposed to use that.


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Not the expert here, but Splenda is more chemistry than sugar. I wouldn't touch it with a stick. There are so many less suspicious alternatives.
Agave nectar is great, this O Nonnie uses it with no ill effects.


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Yeah, Whole Foods actually has its headquarters like 5 miles from my apartment...   I guess I was just intrigued by this Zero sweetener because of their new method of extracting the sugar from the cane, talking about fermenting the juice or something.  







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Stevia for those using splenda is a better option........checking its status, first of course.


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I guess I was just intrigued by this Zero sweetener because of their new method of extracting the sugar from the cane, talking about fermenting the juice or something.

It would be interesting to get more information about it.



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Quoted from ironwood55

It would be interesting to get more information about it.



From the site linked in the original post:

Quoted from Wholesome Sweeteners
No chemicals are used in the production of Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Zero. Organic cane sugar is liquefied and a starch solution formed. Fructose is separated from the starch by enzymatic hydrolysis. An organically approved fermenting agent (Moniliella polinis) is added to the fructose and that starts the fermentation process. This solution is then sterilized and filtered. Finally, the solution is concentrated by heating to evaporate the excess liquids and crystallized. The process uses approximately 2lbs of Organic Cane Sugar


Wikipedia has an extensive article, an excerpt: (More information, read article.)

Erythritol ((2R,3S)-butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol) is a natural sugar alcohol (a type of sugar substitute) which has been approved for use in the United States and throughout much of the world. It is 60-70% as sweet as table sugar yet it is virtually non-caloric, does not affect blood sugar, does not cause tooth decay, and is absorbed by the body, therefore unlikely to cause gastric side effects unlike other sugar alcohols. Under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling requirements, it has a caloric value of 0.2 calories per gram (95% less than sugar and other carbohydrates), but some countries like Japan label it at 0 calories...........
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I just tested yesterday my new O nonnielein and Stevia was ok for her ......
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Quoted from erictm998
...And apparently there isn't a single store in the entire state of Texas that carries it. HAh... oh well.


Eric, some of the big grocery chains even carry Agave Nectar here in St. Louis........give yours a look .  



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eric,

You're right on the money.  Agave is amazing stuff.  Here's the link to my favorite company that makes it, Madhava:

http://www.madhavahoney.com/agave.htm

And here's where you can order the agave from the two 3rd-party retailers that they list on their website:

http://www.gourmetathome.net/catalog/the-pantry-natural-sweetener.htm
http://www.wildorganics.net/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=65

You're gonna find that this stuff is great.
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I've seen it in lots of stores, usually near the honey. One HFS here has it in gallon jugs, so that's what I get now, and refill a smaller bottle as needed.  It stores well, and doesn't crystallize like honey.  (Some honey doesn't crystallize, I think that honey must have corn syrup added to it.)


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I've seen it in lots of stores, usually near the honey.


The HFS stores that I've seen it in, do have it near the honey, but the regular stores I've seen it in, only have in the natural foods isle, IF they have one.  



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That product is just bulk organic erythritol.. some other brands to look for include...

SmartSweet http://www.globalsweet.com/ (on sale at the moment!)

Flax-Z-Snax / Naturally Supreme http://www.netrition.com/

PolySweet http://www.xylitolnow.com/erythritol.html

Emerald Forest http://www.emeraldforestxylitol.com/erythritol_landing.htm

we have it at the local HFS (in TEXAS.. haha) from "NOW foods" and some other brand I haven't tried (more expensive..) Your local store should be able to order it if they don't already stock it. You'll probably find it's less expensive online if you like it and want to buy larger quantities though.

I believe that tt's birch tree based and is not un-tasty.. I also have xylitol at home; (both from Atkin's days...) which tastes cold in the mouth.. VERY strange feeling.. but also not un-tasty.

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Oh.. to Melissa.. about honey that crystallizes.. it's an enzymatic reaction usually only in raw or "lightly" pasteurized honey.  Honey heated above 140 degrees F no longer crystallizes.  It stays semi-solid in the hives at around 85 - 90 degrees, and some manufacturers only heat to 100 degrees before bottling. Those brands will crystallize.  Kind of yucky looking, but I prefer the taste of raw honey anyday.. even crunchy crystallized raw honey!  

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The HFS stores that I've seen it in, do have it near the honey, but the regular stores I've seen it in, only have in the natural foods isle, IF they have one.


True, failed to mention that part...it's in the natural food isle (if they have one) by the honey in that isle, not with the regular honey.  


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I think Heidi recommends vegetable glycerine, too,  is that correct?
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