I have a curious question. First of all, my family (5 of us) have been doing Keto since 12/23/16. We have all had wonderful success! We have no intentions of doing a different WOE because we feel great, have lost weight, have stabilized our A1C numbers, etc.
When watching a YouTube yesterday showing a “keto ice cream/gelato”, I decided to try the recipe. It turned out delicious! The problem was AFTER we tried it, I started wondering what the macros were. The entire recipe (small one) called for 1/3 cup of Swerve Confectioners (which I had in my cabinet, but which I had not used in this amount before). When I pulled up the nutritional information, I was surprised to see that although it had 0 calories per teaspoon, it had 3 carbs! So, 1/3 cup would be 48 carbs! So, divided by 3 people it was 16 carbs each! =8-O
My question is this: Since this is a recommended sweetener to use for Keto lifestyle, why does it have so many carbs? Are the carbs “different” in some way? I have seen many recipes using this swerve and other types of sweeteners that have carbs, co I’m a little confused. Does anyone know the answer? Should I just throw away my Swerve? Help!