Yes, you read it right. If you can make candied fruit with refined white sugar, you can make a sugar-free candied grapes recipe too!
These are great on a dessert menu or to serve guests as an after-dinner sweet treat. It’s got natural sugar – fructose – from the fruit, but at least it’s not refine white sugar. So, it’s lower on the Glycaemic Index.
Plus, this sugar-free Candied Grapes recipe uses Xylitol granules, making it diabetic friendly. You also have the option of using Erythritol sweetener instead, which is equally safe for diabetics. Or if you just prefer to go sugar-free as part of a weight-loss eating plan.
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Allergens in grapes
Again, be mindful of the natural sugars in grapes. They also have a moderate amount of amines and salicylates – natural allergens – so if you are allergic to these, you may need to avoid this sweet treat.
But if you’re not, here’s why grapes are great to include in your list of weight-loss snacks. It’s high in antioxidants. It can help alleviate constipation because fiber increases the rate of movement of stools in the colon.
Benefits of sugar-free candies grapes
Grapes are a natural source of the sleep-promoting compound Melatonin. Important to consider rest, relaxation, and suppressing the release of cortisol – the hormone we associate with stress and possible weight gain.
Sugar-free Candied Grapes recipe:
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