Are you a New Year’s Resolutionary? Have you resolved to pursue a healthier life style by getting more exercise and improving your diet? Of course Amoretti can encourage you to exercise, but where we can really help is in the healthier diet department. Throughout January we will provide you with some new healthy recipe ideas containing more wholesome ingredients, as well as some ideas on how to improve upon what you currently eat. Let’s get started by discussing wholesome ingredients.
Amoretti coffee syrups are manufactured in Southern California from natural ingredients. They contain no artificial flavors or colors, no artificial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup, and are GMO free, gluten free, preservative free and certified kosher and vegan, so you can feel good about using Amoretti products as part of your new, healthier diet. Let’s compare regular and sugar-free syrups from Amoretti with regular and sugar-free syrups from two competitive brands.
Amoretti’s serving size is 8ml at 35 calories. Competitor 1’s serving size is 30ml at 80 calories and the competitor 2’s serving size is 30ml at 100 calories. This tells you two things:
Amoretti syrups are more concentrated than the competition’s syrups so you use less to get the same amount of flavor, and a 750ml bottle lasts longer, an excellent return on investment.
Any beverage to which you add the recommended amount of Amoretti syrup will have fewer calories than the same beverage adding the recommended amount of either competitor’s syrup, which will reduce your calorie intake.
Now let’s look at carbohydrates. Amoretti Premium Blackberry Syrup has 8 grams of carbohydrates per serving, while competitor 1 has 19 grams of carbohydrates per serving and competitor 2 has 24 grams of carbohydrates per serving. These are simple carbohydrates derived from sugar, which have no nutritional value, so the fewer the carbohydrates, the healthier your diet.
Last, but not least, let’s look at ingredients. Amoretti Premium Caramel Syrup contains sucrose, dextrose, fructose, water, natural flavor and caramel color. Competitor 1’s caramel syrup ingredients are cane sugar, water, vanilla extract with other natural flavors, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, and caramel color. Competitor 2’s ingredients are cane sugar, water, vanilla flavors with vanilla extract, and citric acid.
Sugar-Free Coffee Syrups
Shall we do a comparison of sugar-free coffee syrups? Amoretti sugar free caramel syrup has 15 calories for 1 8ml serving, while both competitors have 0 calories for 1 30ml serving. Point – The Competition. But let’s take a closer look at the ingredients of all three sugar free syrups. Competitor 1’s ingredients are purified water, natural flavors, acesulfame potassium, citric acid, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, sucralose, and caramel color. Competitor 2’s ingredients are water, erythritol, caramel flavor, cellulose gum, suclarose, citric acid, and potassium sorbate. Because Amoretti sugar-free syrups are naturally sweetened by the proprietary extraction process of the flavor itself, without the addition of artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, the ingredients are simple. Water, natural flavor, caramel color. Game-Set-Match – Amoretti!
Reducing Calories and Fats and Increasing Whole Grains
Our next installment in our New Years Resolutionary series will cover reducing calories and fats, and increasing the whole grains in your diet, and why these are essential to a healthier you.