I received a box of SUSTA, a natural sweetener blend used as a sugar substitute.
Susta uses a natural blend of probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Insulin, fructose, natural flavors (orange peel-parts per million),Vitamin C, cinnamon extract, goji berry extract, bitter melon extract, grape seed extract, Vitamin B6, niacinamide, biotin, folic acid, chromium, selenium, and vitamin B12.
So, if you are still using artificial sweeteners, white table sugar or are tired of the bitter taste of stevia don’t try another artificial sweetener or go back to processed white sugar. Try Susta for optimum health!
Stevia is considered a natural sweetener, as is sugar, unfortunately.
When I had company over several people who were used to using artificial sweeteners in their coffee tried the Susta and loved it. They stated that it wasn’t bitter like some of the others they have used. I tasted it myself and was very pleased. My sister enjoyed it so much she went home with my entire box!
Susta contains fructose, but fructose is a natural occurring sugar found in fresh fruit. A matter of fact, it would take almost an entire box (50 packets) to equal the sugar in one apple. These small amounts will not effect your blood sugar as would high fructose corn syrup and table sugar. A matter of fact, it is the only sweetener endorsed by Dr. James R. Gavin III, former President of the American Diabetes Association.
Susta is sold in boxes of 50 packets (2 grams each), much like other sugar substitutes, and costs $5.49 per box. Each packet contains 5 calories.
Susta is chemical-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, woy-free, alcohol-free, yeast-free, caffeine-free egg-free, lactose-free, cholesterol-free and vegan.
Susta also makes Susta yogurt, found in local grocery stores.
Their latest product, just hitting the shelves is SustaBowl. SustaBowl is their spoonable version used for baking and whatever else you wish to sweeten.
They have a list of recipes on their website. I made their Peach Smoothie, but substituted the low-fat vanilla yogurt for non-fat Greek yogurt, as I did not have any Susta yogurt on hand, used a milk substitute, and double the Susta amount because my peaches were not sweet yet and Greek yogurt is not sweet at all. It was delicious! – no bitter taste at all and a nice change from my usual protein shake.
Check out their recipes! Of course, some which contain gluten would have to be reworked for those of you who are gluten-free dieters. They also list the nutritional information compared with the same recipe made with sugar. Very interesting!
Susta can be found in many large chain grocery stores or can be purchased online at www.sustastore.com.
- 1 box of 50 packets of Susta to 3 lucky winners!
What you need to do to enter:
1. Leave a comment on one of the recipes posted to this blog (not this page).
What you should know:
- The contest ends on September 30, 2010.
- The contestant needs to provide a name (whether fictitious or not) and a valid email address when commenting in order to be notified of winning.
- The winner must provide their real name and a US shipping address.
- The winner needs to respond to the email notification within 2 days of being notified or a new winner will be chosen.
- The winner will be announced on this blog no later than October 4, 2010, as well as social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and more.
- It would be appreciated if the winner sends us a review of the products they receive by email.
- The products will be shipped via US Mail.
Good luck everyone!