These products combine two zero-calorie natural sweeteners, usually erythritol (see above) and oligosaccharides, which are found in many plants. They do not affect blood sugar and measure cup for cup just like table sugar. I use the powdered form of Swerve (the one labeled “confectioners”) because it dissolves particularly well. Other blends I recommend are Pyure (erythritol and stevia), Norbu (erythritol and monk fruit), Natvia (erythritol and stevia), Lakanto (erythritol and monk fruit), and Zsweet (erythritol and stevia).
Available as a powder or a liquid. Because stevia is so concentrated, many companies add bulking agents like maltodextrin to the powdered form so that it’s easier to bake with. Stay away from those products. Look for products that contain just stevia or stevia combined with another natural, keto-friendly sweetener. : A thick liquid form of stevia that is similar in consistency to honey. Do not confuse it with liquid stevia, which is much more concentrated.
Stevia glycerite is about twice as sweet as sugar, making it a bit less sweet than liquid or powdered stevia. I prefer stevia glycerite because, unlike powdered and liquid stevia, it has no bitter aftertaste. Stevia glycerite is great for cooking because it maintains its flavor when heated. However, it doesn’t caramelize or create bulk, so most baking recipes call for combining it with another sweetener Also known as lo han kuo, monk fruit comes in pure liquid and powdered forms.
Since it is 300 times sweeter than sugar, the powdered form is typically bulked up with another sweetener so that it measures cup for cup like sugar. Check the ingredients for things like maltodextrin, and buy brands that add only keto-friendly sweeteners, such as erythritol.