Gluten is the natural protein found in wheat. It is 75% protein. A small amount added to bread flour improves texture and elasticity of bread. Used by commercial bakeries – this puts the home bread baker on par with the professionals. Also used to make a meat substitute.
Joseph’s maltitol sweetener syrup is an almost perfect stand-in in for corn syrup. Josephs maltiol syrup is great for your sugar free sweet desserts. Only 35 calories per 1/4 cup in Joseph’s syrup.
Now Foods Natural Almond Flour is an unblanched, low carb, gluten-free flour that is an excellent diabetic-friendly substitute for other flours used in baking, either wholly or in part. This unique flour is not de-fatted, making it a good source of essential fatty acids that naturally occur in raw almonds.
1 lb. bag. NOW Erythritol is 100% pure and derived from corn. Erythritol resembles sugar in consistency and taste but has a caloric value near zero. It is also a great sugar alternative for diabetics.
Years ago, some furious online detractor of low carb diets threw at me the accusation that I ate “pork rind cake.” This is not true. I have never eaten a cake made from pork rinds, and had never heard of such a thing till the accusation was made. And though she subsequently posted a link to a recipe, that is the only time I have ever heard of pork rind cake in my near-decade on a low carb diet.
I recently got an email from reader Karen Kosel asking exactly that; she followed up by posting me a website that said some really unpleasant things about Splenda – to be specific, that it may cause shrinkage of the thymus gland, which is part of the immune system, and may also cause enlarged liver and kidneys. For balance, they also concluded that sucralose (the chemical that makes Splenda sweet) was probably “not as toxic as aspartame”.
We’re just a few weeks out from Easter, and you know what that means: eggs are going to be cheap. Religious holidays aside, late winter/early spring is always a great time for eggs – that’s why they became a symbol of this spring religious festival. I have occasionally seen eggs as cheap as 4 dozen for a buck – these were medium-sized eggs, to be sure, but still, at that price they might as well be giving them away. At prices like that, we can eat a lot of eggs.
Low Carb Product Reviews by Amy Dungan