Sweeteners

This is a list of common available sweeteners. It is best to limit sweeteners to those that are carbohydrate-free but others may be included if they are calculated into the diet. Sugar alcohols are poorly absorbed but should be avoided when following the strictest version of the ketogenic diet.

SWEETENER BRAND NAME INGREDIENTS CARB & CALORIES
Agave Agave nectar from the Agave plant which consists primarily of fructose and glucose. The percentage of fructose and glucose varies by the species 1 teaspoon contains 5gm carbohydrate = 20 calories Glycemic Index is between 65-85 & its sugars are fructose and glucose
Equal                                                                            Maltodextrin, Aspartame 1 packet contains 0.25gm carbohydrate = 1 calorie
Liquid Sucralose
Anabolic Innovations
Purified Water, Splenda Brand Sucralose 0 carbohydrate
0 calories
Liquid Sucralose
Healthy Cheat Foods
Purified Water, Splenda Brand Sucralose 0 carbohydrate
0 calories
Our Family Sweetener Saccharin Zero Calorie Nutritive Dextrose, Saccharin, Maltodextrin 1 packet contains 0.25gm carbohydrate = 1 calorie
PureVia Zero Calorie Sweetener All Natural Erythritol, Isomaltulose, Reb A (Stevia Extract), Contains 1% or Less of Cellulose Powder and Each Natural Flavor 1 stick contains 0.5 calories from sugar alcohol
Smoky Mountain Sweetener (liquid) Water soluble saccharin with benzoic acid and methyl paraben as preservatives 0 carbohydrate
0 calories
Splenda No Calorie Sweetener Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Sucralose 1 packet contains 0.25gm carbohydrate = 1 calorie
Stevita Co. Inc® STEVIA
1. Clear Liquid Stevia
2. Simply Stevia Packets (powder) Pure
1. Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (leaves), Distilled water, Grapefruit Seed Extract (a natural preservative)
2. Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni (leaves) (powder)
Both products:
0 carbohydrate
0 calories
Stevia Liquid Extract Non-Bitter NOW Foods – DISCONTINUED 2012 Stevia in a base of water and 18% Alcohol 4 drops contains 0.2 calories from sugar alcohol
Better Stevia NOW FOODs
1. Extract powder
2. Organic Liquid Extract
1. Stevia extract powder
2. Ionized Water, Certified Organic Stevia
Extract (Stevia rebaudiana) (Leaf) and 11% Organic Alcohol
1. carbohydrate = 0, calories = 0
2. carbohydrate = 0, calories from alcohol = less than 0.1 per drop
Superose Liquid Sweetener Water, Sodium Saccharin N.f. 2.5%, Benzoic Acid and Methyl Paraben As Preservatives 0 carbohydrate
0 calories
Sweet Leaf Stevia - Wisdom Natural Brands:
Powder & Tablets
Sweet Drops
Inulin Fiber (FOS), Stevia (Leaf) Extract (Standarized to a Minumum of 90% Steviosides, Including 40% Rebaudioside A) Powder & tabs contain 0 calories.
Sweet Drops contain natural flavors – less than 5mg carbohydrate per drop.
Sweetfreeze
Liquid sweetener
Sucralose, purified water. No other ingredi- ents. One drop has the sweetness of 1-1/2 teaspoon sugar. Can be used in cooking and baking. 0 carbohydrate
0 calories
Sweet ‘N Low Sugar Substitute - Liquid Water, 2.2% Calcium Saccharin, Benzooic Acid (.054%) and Methyl Paraben (.046%) as Preservatives 0 carbohydrate
0 calories
Sweet ‘N Low Sugar Substitute - Powder Nutritive Dextrose, Soluble Saccharin, Cream of Tartar, Calcium Silicate 1 packet contains 0.25gm carbohydrate = 1 calorie

Truvia Nature’s Calorie-Free Sweetener All Natural

Erythritol, Rebiana (Stevia), Natural Flavors

Packet contains 3gm carbohydrate from Erythritol (sugar alcohol) however only 10% is absorbed = 30mg/packet