03/17/2016

#138. Is there a recipe for Keto-safe chewing gum?

Full question: Is there a recipe for Keto-safe chewing gum (sweetened with stevia) without sugar alcohols? Thank you.

Response: The only truly carb-free fascimile of chewing gum is the base that is used for making gum (which comes from the rubber trees of the rain forest). Glee Gum sells this gum base in pellets that are dusted with talc to prevent sticking (talc is carboydrate-free). Families have added flavoring by spreading out the pellets on a baking pan and spraying lightly with water with flavored with a couple of drops of peppermint oil or extract then allowing them to dry. The gum is 100% fiber and even if the child swallows it, its harmless.