Here at Killer Creamery, we want to provide you with all of the facts, and we believe that eating healthy is more than just counting calories. For us, eating healthy also means being happy. We want our customers to indulge in everything in moderation—and with our help, they can! We crafted a delicious low carb, sugar-free ice cream recipe that provides the nutritional value you seek while maintaining the taste and texture you love. With every mouthwatering spoonful, you’ll be rewarding yourself in more ways than one. Below, we discuss the nutritional information behind all of our ice cream flavors.
*NET CARBS = TOTAL CARBS - ERYTHRITOL - FIBER - ALLULOSE
HOW IS IT SWEETENED?
How much do you know about sweeteners? In the our world, sugar-alternatives have become incredibly popular. It’s important to remember, however, not all sweeteners are created equal - both in taste and impact. That’s why we’ve strategically selected sweeteners that deliver the ultimate ice cream experience while keeping your body’s metabolic needs in mind.
Allulose kicks off our line up with a sweet 4g per serving in every pint. Allulose is the new kid on the sweetener block and is actually considered a rare sugar found in nature. Despite its close resemblance to the traditional stuff, it has one tenth of the calories as table sugar. Allulose can be found naturally in small amounts of foods that you’re probably already very familiar with including figs, maple syrup, and raisins. Allulose has been shown to not have an impact on blood sugar, so be sure to subtract it (along with fiber and sugar alcohols) when calculating a product’s net carbohydrate content.
Experts agree, erythritol is a great keto friendly sweetener option. It’s important to keep in mind, not all sugar alcohols are the same. We use erythritol because it’s 70 percent as sweet as traditional cane sugar yet it’s essentially calorie free. Compared to all other sugar alcohols, erythritol has the highest GI tolerance. This means it’s the least likely to cause stomach issues when compared to Xylitol, Maltitol, and Sorbitol. Research also suggests that Erythritol has may have no effect on blood sugar or insulin making it a diabetic-friendly option.
Often referred to as Luo Han Guo, Monk Fruit first gained it’s popularity in China and Thailand. In fact, it all began more than a thousand years ago, when Luo Han monks (hence the name) in China initially discovered it and started harvesting the green fruit. It’s been used medicinally throughout history but is now more commonly known and used as a sweetener. Monk fruit is 300x sweeter than sugar, and may have no impact on blood glucose levels and insulin. Monk Fruit also has impressive antioxidant properties and might just be the perfect addition to your keto arsenal.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT oil) are molecules found naturally in coconut and palm oil. Our MCT oil (C8 or, more specifically, caprylic acid), is sourced from coconut oil. MCT’s are NOT coconut oil, rather they exist in coconut oil along with other fats and types of MCTs. Your body may be able to rapidly convert MCT’s into ketones as they are digested differently than other fats. Once consumed, they are sent directly to the liver to be converted into ketones. Often referred to as a super-fuel, ketones are an alternative energy source that are produced by the body when in a fasted state or on a ketogenic diet. Research suggests that a ketogenic diet, and even ketones themselves, may provide great health benefits including lowered inflammation, increased cognitive brain function, etc (there are never guarantees and research continues on the subject).
We strategically chose to use a prebiotic fiber in our ice cream called Soluble Corn Fiber. Soluble Corn Fiber is not to be confused with high fructose corn syrup. Unlike other fibers on the market, our fiber of choice may have more than double the stomach tolerance, meaning it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll experience stomach issues after eating it. Soluble Corn Fiber is broken down and digested by the bacteria in your gut and converted into short chain fatty acids (SCFAs), including an extra-special SCFA called Butyrate. This short chain fatty acid has been shown in research to offer many potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory effects, cardiovascular system benefits, improved insulin sensitivity, and much more. It is good to read and know about everything you are putting in your body. That is why we provide detailed keto ice cream nutrition facts.