AlternaSweets

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

AlternaSweets is no ordinary sauce company. Each ingredient is chosen with flavor and your health in mind.

Product Questions

AlternaSweets sauces are great for low carb eating plans! The sauces were inspired by low carb eating plans. AlternaSweets ketchup has only 1g net carbs per serving, and our low carb BBQ sauce has only 4g net carbs per serving. This makes AlternaSweets sauces perfect for those watching their carb intake and still want delicious BBQ and ketchup.

As always, you should see how any new food will interact with you if you are diabetic. We’ve had many diabetics use AlternaSweets sauces with success to help manage their blood sugar by replacing sugary sauces with our sugar-free, Stevia sweetened BBQ and ketchup. Please consult your doctor if you are diabetic and have questions about adding our products to your eating plan. You can share the nutrition and ingredient information located here.

Yes! All ingredients in AlternaSweets products contain no GMO products. As food production changes and people become more educated, consumers are looking for product options that do not contain GMO products. You can be assured, AlternaSweets Stevia sweetened sauces are GMO free.

According to the NonGMOProject, a GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.

Yes! We understand there are health issues that require people to eat gluten-free products. All AlternaSweets sauces are gluten free. With our sauces you can enjoy tasty, low carb BBQ and low carb ketchup without worrying about gluten!

Yes. Our low carb, sugar free sauces are perfect options for vegetarians looking for all natural BBQ and ketchup.

We wanted the same properties as real BBQ sauce, while reducing the overall sugar and calorie content in the sauce. Unlike refined sugar, corn syrups, and high fructose corn syrup, which have a higher glycemic index and no nutrients, Blackstrap Molasses contains the least amount of sugar of any molasses and has a lower glycemic index. The third boiling of sugar cane yields Blackstrap Molasses. What is left behind is little sugar, and actually has many vitamins and minerals. It contains Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, B-Vitamins, potassium, and other trace minerals.

Stevia is part of the sunflower family, mostly grown in South America and has been used in Japan for many years as a sweetener, It is around 300 times sweeter than regular sugar, has no effect on blood sugar levels, has no calories, and is very safe to use. AlternaSweets uses the highly purified grade of Stevia known as Reb-A. Reb-A is the best tasting grade of Stevia, with minimal aftertaste, and has the best sweet taste profile. There are many grades of Stevia, but Reb-A is considered the best form.

The flavor depends on the grade of Stevia used. The Stevia you may have tried from the store or at the coffee shop, may taste intensely sweet, with a strong after-taste like licorice or bitterness. AlternaSweets uses the best possible tasting Stevia, which is not available in regular stores. We use the best Stevia and blend it with our top quality spices to produce a clean, not overly sweet or bitter taste. Most customers tell us they can’t taste the Stevia in the sauces and enjoy the clean, crisp taste.

Agave is an interesting sweetener. It is true that this is a lower glycemic sweetener compared to table sugar, However, it contains high concentrations of fructose in it and can have more fructose in it then HFCS! So if you are avoiding HFCS, we believe Agave might not be a good alternative, since most agave is processed in a similar way corn starch is processed to HFCS. Consumption of fructose in concentrated forms (HFCS, etc) have been linked to health problems.

Stevia is all natural from the leaves of the stevia plant. Sucralose is a man-made substance that does not come from nature. It is considered an artificial sweetener. Stevia is a natural sweetener.

Erythritol may sound like a technical name, but it is a natural sweetener as well as considered a sugar alcohol, although it is neither a real sugar nor an alcohol. It is made from the natural fermentation of fruits and vegetables. Like Stevia, Erythritol is a very safe sweetener that has no effect on blood sugar and has zero calories. Unlike other sugar alcohols Erythritol has not been known to cause the same issues that can cause digestive upsets such as Molitol, Sorbitol, Xylitol, etc.

Questions About Ordering

All orders are processed within 1-2 business days of the order. All orders are sent via USPS Priority Mail. Depending on where you live you, will receive your sauce within 2-3 days from shipment. We provide tracking information so you can see how soon you’ll get your low carb sauces!

With a nearly 5 star review rating on Facebook and Amazon, it’s unlikely you won’t enjoy our low carb BBQ sauce and ketchup. If for any reason you aren’t happy with your purchase, we offer a 100% Happiness Guarantee within 30 days of purchase. If you don’t love our sauces, we’ll refund your purchase and you can keep the sauce. No need to ship them back.

Yes! NaturaMarket.ca carries AlternaSweets for our Canadian friends. They provide affordable shipping options for our customers – even free shipping on qualified orders.

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