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New Assignments
« on: May 20, 2012, 12:58:54 PM »
If zero is made from regular sugar (and I LOVE zero), why can't we have a great BROWN sugar replacement equal to zero? Sometimes maple syrup just doesn't cut it...

And how about a granular zero?

I sent netrition.com a note asking them why they don't carry zero. Maybe a barrage of inquiries would put zero on netrition...



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Re: Re: New Assignments
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2012, 01:18:42 PM »
In order to manufacture a granular version we would have to add a carrier like dextrose or maltodextrin... both of which are carbs.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2012, 04:06:58 PM »
In order to manufacture a granular version we would have to add a carrier like dextrose or maltodextrin... both of which are carbs.

Hmmmm... Maybe using ground oatmeal fiber (0 carb) would work?
The consistency would be much lighter than sugar... Something like Splenda powder without carbs. 8)
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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 11:29:24 PM »
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Maybe using ground oatmeal fiber (0 carb) would work?

Would that dissolve in liquid Tony?

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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2012, 06:51:36 AM »
I like the liquid zero!! 



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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2012, 08:14:31 AM »
The difference between white and brown sugar is molasses. 

One teaspoon of molasses (5.3 carbs) might work to get the brown sugar taste in a recipe.

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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 08:54:31 AM »
I find the low carb brown sugar replacements bitter when they come out of the oven.Not sure why?? I like black strap molasses because a little goes a long way. One teaspoon is alot. ;) I also reduce my syrup on the stove if I need  a thicker or stronger flavored maple/brown sugar. ;)

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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2012, 11:23:02 AM »
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Maybe using ground oatmeal fiber (0 carb) would work?

Would that dissolve in liquid Tony?

Hi Shawn! :)

No. Because oatmeal fiber is an insoluble fiber.
Liquid ZERO as is would be the ticket to dissolve in liquids.
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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 05:36:58 PM »
I was just thinking about the consistency in baking. Kind of missing the old cookies made with brown sugar. They have their own consistency/texture in the combination of flour and sugars.

I'm also trying to figure out the swaps so I can bake more delightful dishes. I so want crescent type bread to wrap things in, and light yeasty breads, tortillas ... Those things have their own texture that I haven't been able to duplicate yet. I'm going to try adding an egg to the next tortilla try and see if that helps hold them together.



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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 06:41:01 PM »
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Hi Shawn!

No. Because oatmeal fiber is an insoluble fiber.
Liquid ZERO as is would be the ticket to dissolve in liquids.

That is what I was thinking Tony.  I'm thinking it would be great to add bulk if you needed it though.   

I'm afraid we aren't going to be able to duplicate exactly what you are looking for Sarah  :'(  Our flours just don't seem to get fine enough.   Same with the sugar....it always seems to be a little off in texture.  Umpa's suggestion probably would get you the closest for the brown sugar ;)   

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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 02:13:20 PM »
 hi its millie,

 I WONDER IF I CAN USE MOLASSES AS A GLAZE FOR RIBS?

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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 09:57:28 AM »
No Millie! That would induce a sugar coma and detox :D If you want something easy reduce some  sugarfree maple syrup and baste on ribs.Gotta ask you again Millie,,,Have you read the book? :)

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Re: New Assignments
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 11:26:00 AM »
Hi Millie! :)

Molasses is like high fructose corn syrup (found in packaged foods) except it comes from the sugar cane and/or beet plants.

Molasses is to carbs, as nitroglycerine is to dynamite!
None of these are good for you!

http://foodreference.about.com/od/Sweeteners/a/What-Is-Molasses.htm
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