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 Frequently Asked Questions

How Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking is different from other granulated sweeteners?

Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking is a weight-by-weight sugar replacer with the same density of sugar  whereas most other granulated  sweeteners are cup-by-cup sugar replacers having much less densities than sugar. This unique property enables Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener to have better textural properties and health benefits compared to other granulated sweeteners. Additionally Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking provides over 2 g of fiber per teaspoon whereas most other granulated sweeteners have no fiber or they contain much smaller amounts. And finally Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener is based on the multisweetener concept to mimic the same taste profile of sugar whereas most granulated sweeteeners depend on a single sweetening agent that has not an identical taste profile like sugar and my often have aftertastes.

How Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener packets is different from other no calorie sweeteners?

Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener packets provides over 2 g of fiber per packet whereas most other granulated sweeteners have no fiber or they contain much smaller amounts. Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener packets is based on the multisweetener concept to mimic the same taste profile of sugar whereas most no calorie sweeteeners depend on a single sweetening agent that has not an identical taste profile like sugar and my often have aftertastes.

How does the calories of Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking compare with other no-calorie sweeteners?

All no calorie / low calorie sweeteners generally contain high intensity sweetening agents like sucralose, acesulfame-k, saccharin, aspartame and stevia which makes less than 1% of the weight of the final sweetener and a bulking agent which makes up more than 99% of their weight. Common no calorie sweeteners such as Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated contains maltodextrin which gives them volume. Maltodextrin has the same energy value like sugar at 4 kcal/g so the actual energy value of Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated is 4 kcal/g. However because the serving size of Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated is 1 gram, according to FDA labelling regulations it is considered a no calorie food. The actual energy value of Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking is only 1.25 kcal/g that is 3 times less than sugar or Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated. 1 teaspoon serving of Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking is 4 g and provides 5 kcal  compared  16 kcal  for  sugar. 1 teaspoon of Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated on the other hand is only 1 g and although it actually has 3 times energy per gram than Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking, due to its small serving size according to FDA labelling regulations it is declared as a no-calorie food.

How should I store Fibrelle products?

You should try to store Fibrelle products tightly closed  in cool, dry places. Fibrelle fiber-rich sweeteners are hygroscopic in nature  which means  in warm  and  humid conditions they will aborb moisture and may cake. The packaging materials have good barrier properties so as long as you store them in tightly closed in original packaging you should not expect much difficulties. If you will use Fibrelle products for cooking and baking it is best to remove them from their containers prior to mixing with other ingredients your recipe calls.

How much Fibrelle products can be consumed per day?

All Fibrelle products contain a significant amount of fiber. While fiber is associated with numerous health benefits, consuming too much fiber may cause gastrointestinal discomfort including bloating, cramps and diarrhea depending on the amount of fiber consumed. While the individual tolerance for fiber is different for each individual and many people quickly adapt to consuming higher amount of fiber, we recommend that adults should not consume more than 9 g of fiber containing Fibrelle products per serving and more than 18 g per day. Generally children are more sensitive to fiber and they should best consume half the amount. Fibrelle products are not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener for baking provides 2 g of fiber per teaspoon, Fibrelle fiber-rich sweetener packets provides 2 g of fiber per packet and Fibrelle fiber-rich blueberry muffin mix proveides 9 g of fiber per muffin. The amount of Sucralose and Acesulfame-K used in Fibrelle products are relatively small and at the above recommended upper dosages of 18 g fiber containing Fibrelle products per day you would consume less than 5% of the Acceptable Daily Intake values of Sucralose and Acesulfame-K set by the FDA and WHO.

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