More and more information on the shelves and on the packaging, you don't know where to look? Don't worry, we can decipher it for you!
Sugar-free products contain less than 0.5g of sugar per 100g or 100ml, but this does not mean that they are products to be consumed throughout the day, be careful to read the list of ingredients and nutritional values.
And above all, beware of sweeteners: a sugar-free product may contain sweeteners to preserve its sweet taste. These sweeteners (aspartame, saccharine, stevia, acesulfame...) lure the brain and maintain the addiction to sweetness. The best thing is to get rid of them.
Low-sugar products contain less than 5g of sugar per 100g, or 2.5g of sugar per 100ml for drinks. Be careful here too to look at the list of ingredients to identify any sweeteners!
"REDUCED SUGAR" "LOW SUGAR" "LIGHT
Reduced sugar products contain at least 30% less sugar than a similar product on the market.
In order to avoid abuses and replacements by other more caloric ingredients, regulation 1047/2012 now specifies that the claim "reduced in sugars" can only be made if the energy value of the product to which the claim applies is less than or equal to that of a similar product.
"NO ADDED SUGARS" CLAIM
Products with no added sugars are products for which no sugars other than those naturally present have been added. This is often the case for fruit products such as fruit juices or compotes for example, the product is already sweetened by the fruit itself. You will therefore not have any sugar in the list of ingredients but you will find it in the nutritional values.
According to the European regulation 1924/2006 on the labeling of food products, a food " without added sugars " may not contain " added mono- or disaccharides or any other foodstuff used for its sweetening properties ".
You now know everything!
To conclude, Oh Oui ! pastries are reduced in sugar, that is to say that they contain at least 30% less sugar than a similar traditional pastry and if we average our pastries we are at -50% of sugar! Also, we use sugars and flours with a low glycemic index which will have a more interesting nutritional contribution than very refined sugars or flours! And of course, we do not use any sweeteners or sugar alcohols!
Also, be careful not to confuse low GI with reduced sugar. A "reduced sugar" or "no added sugar" product is not necessarily low GI. The glycemic index of our pastries is verified by in vitro tests performed by an independent accredited laboratory.
Do not hesitate to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Delphine and Fanny