￼How to mix our flavors and sweeteners?
What are natural and synthetic flavours ?
What is a flavoring and what can it mean?
- Natural flavourings are made from extracts. Extracts are made by placing a raw material in alcohol and water – this extracts elements from the raw material into the liquid mixture. Nothing else is added to it, and is considered pure. Natural flavourings are not further chemically modified or changed. An example is vanilla extract.
- Natural identical flavourings are substances that are chemically identical to natural substances, but are obtained by chemical processes or by chemical modification of other natural substances. An example is vanillin, which is identical to the vanillin in vanilla, but not obtained from vanilla pods.
- Artificial (or synthetic) flavourings are substances obtained by chemical synthesis or chemical modification of natural substances, but are not present in natural products.
Our flavours are 100% natural , without any sugar added. Note! Sometimes people are not used to natural flavourings because they are not as sweet. Natural flavourings are made from extracts so the sweetness depends on the extract. At Vapenatura we decided not to add any sugars and sweeteners but to offer our clients to sweeten their mix by themselves as they wish. We offer stevia natural sweetener, as well as xylitol.
Most of our flavours do not contain alcohol; an exception would be for example lemon, because it is the only way to preserve some flavours in terms of stability and shelf life. All ingredients are always listed on the label.
We are going to be straight with you….it is better to vape it all natural, with no sweeteners. All flavour enhancers and sweeteners have their cons and that is a given.
However, at Vapenatura we offer you a series of sweeteners and a possibility to choose the one that is perfect for you. We are always trying to choose the ingredients that would be as healthy for you as possible.
Stevia is a very popular low-calorie sweetener. It is extracted from the leaves of a plant called Stevia rebaudiana. The plant has been grown for sweetness and medicinal purposes for centuries in South America. The native Guarani people, growing in the rainforests of Paraguay, discovered the plant more than 1500 years ago. There are several sweet compounds found in Stevia leaves, the main ones are Stevioside and Rebaudioside A. Both are many hundred times sweeter than sugar.
There are many studies in humans showing Stevia to have health benefits (lowering blood pressure and sugar levels, improve insulin sensitivity, reduce oxidized LDL cholesterol and reduce plaque build up in the arteries…).
If you need to sweeten something, Stevia may be the healthiest choice.
Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material, including many fruits and vegetables. Xylitol is widely used as a sugar substitute and in “sugar-free” chewing gums, mints, and other candies. As a medicine, xylitol is used to prevent middle ear infections in young children, and as a sugar substitute for people with diabetes. Xylitol is added to some chewing gums and other oral care products to prevent tooth decay and dry mouth.
In a nutshell: Xylitol looks and tastes like sugar, has 40% fewer calories, is low on the glycemic index.
How to mix our natural flavourings?
Step 1 Choose your natural flavourings.
Step 2 Mix it around 15% – 20% (depends on your preference in flavor intensity).
Step 3 Choose the sweetener you like (if you wish).
Step 4 Mix it as you like and shake it well.
Step 5 Keep it in a dark place for three days .
Step 6 Vape it and enjoy!