Read the fine print
Posted on Dec 12, 2011
Note that it has Maltodextrin in it. What? You think it's a "filler"? ...think again. Just look it up. It's got a glycemic index of 105! That's 5 more than SUCROSE! Not only that, but this stuff is made in a LABORATORY from CORN and RICE JUST like High Fructose Corn Syrup! The fact that they are selling this under the name "NATURAL" is SO DECEIVING. I was very angry when I received it and finally read the fine print, and worse yet, looked it up to learn more about it. Don't hope to lower your sugar intake with this stuff, it's no better than common sugar, it's like I bought a very expensive 5 lbs of sugar. I bought this "Stevia" because I was trying to go on a yeast-free, sugar-free diet. It would totally work with REAL stevia, because stevia had a glycemic index of 0, that's right, 0! I don't know what the ratio of Maltodextrin to Stevia in this bag is, but from the price and size of the bag in comparison to other PURE Stevia products I've seen, I'd wager there's more Maltodextrin in there than Stevia, so you're getting the equivalent of honey at least, with a GI of 60 or more, which is highly intolerable for diabetics. Unless someone wants to correct me, I'd love it if you did, because I'd really like to know what they are not telling me on the bag, like how MUCH maltodextrin is actually in this, just a percentage would be nice to know. Like, on many sweetener bags I've seen them say "less than 2% of fillers..." then they'd go on to name those fillers. This bag doesn't say any such thing. Just, "other ingredients". Oh, by the way, the name fits well, if you eat too much of this sweetener, your breath will smell like malt. LOL! And that's after having ONE PIECE of APPLE PIE sweetened with it! Nope! Not cinnamon or apple breath...MALT BREATH! Gives you an idea of how much maltodextrin is in it!