Just Like Sugar has some good qualities going for it. It tastes delicious. It has zero calories, zero carbs, zero glycemic index, zero fructose, and it causes no sugar rush or insulin response, unlike agave, coconut sugar, maple syrup, honey, cane or beet sugar. It is a pre-biotic that promotes healthy intestinal flora. It does not ferment therefore it does not cause tooth cavities like sugar. It does not cause gastric upset like Xylitol. It does not have a cooling taste like Xylitol and Erythritol.
It is not made of genetically modified ingredients like other sweeteners such as Truvia, Xylitol, Erythritol and beet sugar. It dissolves and crystallizes like sugar, so it can be used to create traditional desserts, unlike stevia and syrups. There’s no other sweetener I’ve found that has all these qualities. At least not yet. My greatest desire would be to recommend a healthy sweetener that’s affordable for everyone.
I tested a LOT of sweeteners personally, and found this to be a very good one. You can read my research and sweetener comparisons in these articles on my blog: “300 Sweeteners, Which is Best?” and Paleo Sweeteners. I visited the Just Like Sugar factory to check it out. Click here to see what I learned. It is amazing. They grow the chicory root in Brazil, ship it to the Netherlands to make inulin fiber, and then ship it to the factory in the USA to blend with orange peel, Vitamin C and Calcium. Just Like Sugar was invented by a brilliant guy named Mike Sylver, at the request of a team of doctors looking for a healthy sweetener. I checked it up and down and every which way, and found that chicory root it a really good sweetener for just about everyone. It’s pretty amazing.