I want to try eating better I really do. I try to have my family eat better too. It’s a tough job. We like sweets. What can I say? I’ve considered trying alternative sweetener but, they just don’t taste the same to me. I had heard about Stevia products but have never tried any of them.
NuNaturals offers a variety of Stevia products from white stevia packets, liquid Stevia, baking blends, liquid cinnamon, health supplements, and a whole lot more.
I received a very generous package to sample the NuNaturals products. I tried some myself and also gave some to one of my friends who is dieting and one of my coworkers who is Diabetic to get their take on it as well. You can use the NuNaturals products to cut down on or eliminate the sugar in recipes or adding to your favorite food or drink.
One product I really found myself using a lot was the Pure Liquid Cocoa Bean Extract. First of all, the flavor was pleasant. I could put a drop on my finger and taste it. It really did have a sugar taste in my opinion (and I am not normally a fan of the flavor of alternative sweeteners). This product also has other benefits though. 10 milliliters of this extract has the same amount of the beneficial polyphenols that a chocolate bar has. What are polyphenols? Well they are the an anti-oxidant that reduces free radicals (reactions that can cause damage to cells). Chocolate contains some polyphenols but the NuNaturals Pure Cocoa Bean Extract gives it to you with no fat and no sugar. I added this to my coffee almost daily since I received it (instead of sugar).
The Baking mix and many of the white Stevia products work on a 1:1 ratio. In other words, if the recipe calls for a cup of sugar you substitute a cup of the NuNaturals Baking Mix instead.
You can use this in any of your own recipes to cut down or eliminate on sugar. Or, you can check out a few of the 150 recipes on www.nunaturals.com like Sour Cream Bundt cake, Raw vegan soft serve ice cream, Natalia Rose’s Green Lemonade, and lots more.
I had given my coworker who has Diabetes the Pure liquid Stevia in a plastic bottle, some of the baking mix, and some of the NuStevia white stevia powder packets. She told me she thought it was similar to some of the other Stevia type products she tried in flavor but it was a pleasant flavor.
In my personal opinion, it seemed the liquid versions tasted more like sugar to me than the powder version. It could be all in my head but like i said, it’s my opinion. The Baking Blend was another favorite. Very good flavor when I tried it in an apple cinnamon muffin recipe I tried. The texture and flavor was not much different from when I’ve made the recipe with sugar, the kids didn’t even notice.
I received such a generous package, I really could go on and on with each product. The last one I’ll highlight is the Pure Liquid Vanilla Stevia Alcohol free. This was another product I enjoyed putting in my drinks to add a little flavor. It has a very smooth and pleasantly sweet Vanilla flavor. I think this would also be great for some added flavor in a candy or frosting recipe.
There are so many products that NuNaturals offers. Stop by their website and check them out. Also NuNaturals.com is offering FFCM readers a special discount of 15% when you enter code: BLG228
at checkout. You can also get free shipping on their site on order of $35 or over (after discount). This discount code is good until Feb. 28, 2011.
Review Summary: NuNaturals products are similar in cost to other sugar alternatives on the market. I love that NuNaturals offers such a wide variety of products. Small products you can stick in your purse to use wherever you go and items to help you bake/cook healthier. The customer service is friendly and quick to get back to you if you have questions or comments.
PS: Be on the look out for a NuNaturals giveaway coming soon!
Can’t wait to try it? That’s cool, you can request some free samples from NuNaturals by sending a self addressed, stamped #10 envelope to:
NuNaturals , Inc.
2220 West 2nd. Ave. # 1
Eugene, OR 97402
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