With no calories and carbs, erythritol granular sweetener is a naturally derived sugar substitute and is known as a sugar alcohol. Pure and simple! When you must have a sugar alcohol, erythritol is the best. Our bodies don't break it down, so it doesn't cause the digestive problems that other sugar alcohols do unless you over-indulge! It also has the least impact on blood sugar. Erythritol has 60-80% of the sweetness of sugar, so use 1-1/3 cups for every cup of sugar in recipes. Some people prefer combining it with other sweeteners to eliminate the menthol cool taste.
* Do not use erythritol if you're baking with yeast - the erythritol doesn't activate the yeast, and your dough will not rise.