What is it?
Sukrin Gold is a brown sugar alternative that is made with Erythritol.
We use this is many recipes including keto cookies, pancakes, BBQ dry rub and anytime we are looking to replace brown sugar 1:1 in recipes. This means if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, you would replace it with 1 tablespoon of Sukrin Gold (1:1).
Why is this keto?
Sukrin Gold is made with Erythritol which is a keto approved sweetener. It has a Glycemic Index (GI) of 0 meaning it will not spike your insulin and is safe for use by diabetics.
Calculating Erythritol Macros
Remember to calculate the net carbs when you look at the label. Net carbs require that you subtract certain types of carbs from the total carbohydrates on a label.
Total Carbs – Dietary Fiber – Sugar Alcohol – Erythritol = Net Carbs
So for Sukrin Gold
Total Carbs: 8g
– Erythritol: 8g
Net Carbs: 0g
Yes. 0 net carbs.
Tips for Entering into MyFitnessPal
Please be sure to check your macro tracking app to make sure that it is accounting for Erythritol in the net carbs. Otherwise, your net carb count for the day will be incorrect. I have found that when using the bar code scanner on MyFintnessPal to enter Sukrin Gold, the app does not show the correct net carbs because MyFitnessPal does not account for Erythritol (as of 08/2018) when calculating net carbs.
Workaround Solution: Manually search for Sukrin Gold (net carbs). It will show Total Carbs as 0g since MyFitnessPal does not yet have a way to subtract Erythritol from the Total Carbohydrates. See example below. If you use the bar code scanner on your Sukrin Gold you will get 8g total carbs ang 8g net carbs per serving. This is incorrect.
On the right, I searched for “Surkin Gold net” and this was one of the results. Notice that the Total Carbs are 0. This is currently the only way to force the app to account for Erythritol. This is not a perfect solution, but until MyFitnessPal app recognizes that Erythritol is a carb that can be subtracted from Total Carbs, we will have to use this workaround.
Learn More about Erythritol
Erythritol – Source Wikipedia
The Best and Worst Low Carb Sweeteners | Ruled Me