Why do Canderel® Granular products contain maltodexrin?
The core intense sweeteners used in Canderel® products (Aspartame, Acesulfame-K, and Sucralose are between 200 and 400 times sweeter than sugar. We therefore use maltodextrin to make very concentrated intense sweeteners to dissolve and to provide same volume as sugar.
What is maltodextrin and where does it come from?
Maltodextrin is an easily digested f carbohydrate that is completely soluble in our body. It’s widely used as a bulking agent in foods and dry mix products including infant formula. We use non-gmo, gluten free corn based maltodextrin in our formulation.
Why do Canderel® granular products contain 2 calories per teaspoon?
On a volume basis, sugar and Canderel® supply equal sweetness. The Canderel® weighs a lot less though, which is why it has only 2 calories per teaspoon compared to 16 calories per teaspoon of sugar so, for example if you enjoy one teaspoon of sugar in your tea, you use one teaspoon of Canderel® granules for a lot less calories.
Is Canderel® suitable for diabetics?
Yes. Canderel® is suitable for people with diabetes as part of a balanced diet since the sweeteners used do not raise blood glucose levels like sugar does. As with other low calorie sweetener products, Canderel® does contain a small amount of carbohydrate per serving to provide volume for a consumer friendly dose. It is important for consumers to look at the nutrition tables on food labels to monitor their overall carbohydrate and sugars intake.
Is Canderel® suitable for children?
All products in the Canderel® range are suitable and safe for children and infants, however we do not particularly recommend Canderel® for infants or very young children (up to the age of three years old). This does not mean that they should never consume foods or drinks made with Canderel®; it simply means that growing children need carbohydrates, including sugar, for healthy growth and development. For children with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, Canderel® can be helpful. It allows these children to enjoy sweet things and still maintain their prescribed diet.
Can pregnant women use Canderel®?
All Canderel® products can all be safely consumed by pregnant women in their diets. However we also remind pregnant women that they need adequate calories to nourish the foetus and should consult with a physician or registered dietician about their nutritional needs to follow dietary recommendations given by their doctor.
Can nursing mothers use Canderel®?
Yes, all Canderel® products can all be safely consumed by nursing mothers, but we also remind women that they need adequate calories to nourish the infant and should consult with a physician or registered dietician about their nutritional needs to follow dietary recommendations given by their doctor.
Is Canderel® suitable for vegetarians and vegans?
Yes, all Canderel® products are suitable for vegetarians. Canderel® tablets are not suitable for vegans as the ingredients include lactose, but all other products are vegan friendly.
How can you manage your weight better with Canderel®?
Replacing sugar with a low calorie sweetener can prove extremely useful in helping to maintain a healthy weight. Sweeteners contain very few calories and because they are very sweet, only a tiny amount provides the same sweetness as sugar. Low calorie sweeteners, such as those in Canderel®, are available in tablet, stick, liquid and granulated forms, making them a highly versatile alternative to sugar. They can be used in cooking, sprinkled on cereals, desserts and fruit, as well as in hot drinks. Canderel® products have zero calories per tablet, and 2 calories per teaspoon, whereas a teaspoon of sugar (4g) contains 16 calories.
How is Canderel® digested by the body?
The sweetening ingredients in Canderel® are metabolised by the body just like other foods. Aspartame: Digested like other proteins to its components all of which occur in the diet in greater quantities. Acesulfame-K: Not metabolised by the human body and excreted unchanged Sucralose: Not metabolised by the human body and excreted unchanged Stevia extracts (steviol glycosides): Broken down to steviol in the gut. Steviol is excreted in the urine as steviol glucuronide.
Is aspartame safe?
Yes. Aspartame is made from two amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein. When we consume foods or drinks containing Aspartame the sweetener is broken down to its component parts, which are treated in exactly the same way as if they had come from meat, milk or vegetables. Aspartame brings nothing new to the diet. Its safety has been re-confirmed many times by European Food safety Authority (EFSA).
What is the acceptable daily intake (ADI) set for aspartame?
The ADI set for Aspartame by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, is 40 mg/kg of body weight per day. An adult weighing 70kg can safely consume 184 Canderel® original tablets a day for their whole life
What is sucralose?
Sucralose is a non-calorie sweetener made from sugar. It’s 600 times sweeter than sugar and has a clean, sweet taste without an aftertaste. Sucralose can be used in place of sugar in many foods and beverages. It also works well in most home cooking and baking recipes.
What types of food contain sucralose?
Sucralose is being used in a broad range of foods and beverages. Currently, the types of products sweetened with Sucralose include carbonated soft drinks, low calorie fruit drinks and yoghurt.
What is the acceptable daily intake (ADI) set for sucralose?
The ADI set for Sucralose by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, is 15 mg/kg of body weight per day. For an adult weighing 70 kg can safety consume 170 teaspoons of Ideal for baking granular a day for the whole life.
What is Canderel® Zero Liquid?
It is zero calorie, zero sugar sweetener in liquid form. It is perfect to use in hot and cold beverages and in many recipes. Just one squeeze sweetens like one teaspoon of sugar.
How do I use Canderel® Zero Liquid?
Use Canderel® Zero liquid in hot and cold beverages, smoothies, on your cereals, sauces, salad dressings, where the main role of sugar is to just to provide sweetness. Canderel® zero liquid may not be suitable for recipes that need sugar for volume and browning.
Can you use Canderel® for cooking and baking
Canderel® Sucralose is specially formulated to withstand high temperatures as it is heat stable so is perfect for recipes that require high temperatures. Other Canderel® granular products are perfect for simple and easy meals such as sprinkling on fruit or cereal or for recipes that don’t require cooking at high temperatures. Find recipes tailored for each product in the Canderel® Kitchen for inspiration.
Do cooking times vary when substituting sugar with Canderel® granular?
Usually recipes made with Canderel® granular require a shorter cooking time, especially cakes. Remember to look for visual signs that your recipe is done. The look and feel of your recipe is the best indicator.
Τι διαφοροποιεί το Canderel® Stevia for Cakes & Drinks;
Stevia tends to interact with both the sweet taste sensors and the bitter taste sensors, sometimes leaving a bitter aftertaste, especially when used in large quantities. Taking care of those who avoid sugar but do not want to be deprived of the sweet taste in their drinks or sweets as a whole, Canderel® created a product not only for drinks but also for confectionery, without bitter aftertaste, regardless of the amount you use. Available in the package of 500 gr. and has 0 calories.
What is Stevia?
Stevia is an herb of the chrysanthemum family that was originally grown wild as part of a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. It has been used for centuries as a sweetener in South America. Many natural substances can come from the Stevia plant. One of them is Reb A, the sweetest natural ingredient in the Stevia leaf, which we use to make Canderel® products with Stevia.
What are steviol glycosides?
The sweeteners of the Stevia plant are called steviol glycosides. Steviol glycosides can be isolated and cleaned from the leaves of the Stevia plant and are more than 200 times sweeter than sugar.
What is the recommended daily intake for steviol glycosides?
The EU Scientific Committee for food has determined the recommended daily intake for steviol glycosides, expressed as equivalent steviol, at 4 mg per kg body weight.
What does the Stevia PureCircle on the packaging mean?
PureCircle is the world's largest producer Stevia and Canderel®'s exclusive supplier. Our partnership with PureCircle for over a decade now gives us access to high quality Stevia extracts. As consumers look for natural products and alternative ways to reduce sugar consumption, Canderel® offers a new generation of Stevia extract products, creating products that help you adopt a healthier lifestyle without sacrificing the flavors you enjoy. PureCircle produces the highest quality Stevia extracts available worldwide, which is why Canderel® trusts it exclusively.