Sugar Free Chocolate Tastes Great...


Since the first use by the ancient Central and South Americans thousands of years ago, chocolate has captured the human palate and heart. You have undoubtedly heard of the health benefits of chocolate by now, unfortunately, chocolate tend to come bundled with lots of sugar.

Enter sugar free chocolate. Remember that chocolate originally was eaten unsweetened, either in a drink similar to coffee or in savory dishes such as Mexican mole sauces. One ounce of unsweetened chocolate has about 8 grams of carbohydrate, a little over half of which is fiber. The same is true for about 3 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Artificial sweeteners do well adding sweetness to cocoa powder, itís a little more difficult to work with pure chocolate. Popular sweetners used to make sugar free chocoate are erythritol and sucralose (Splenda). Sweetzfree is my preference, as it is the most concentrated.

It takes some ingenuity to make sugar free chocolate yummy and yet low in carbohydrates, but it can be done.


David Tinney
David Tinney,
Researcher

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