Most simple syrups are made with sugar or honey. This alternative version uses a sugar substitute to cut down on the calories and carbs. You can use any sugar substitute that is heat stable, such as sucralose, stevia, monk fruit, or erythritol.

Karen Ansel, M.S., R.D.N.
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Winter 2020


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  • Combine water, sugar substitute, and rosemary in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the sugar substitute is completely dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Remove and discard the rosemary sprig. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.


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Nutrition Facts

4 calories; proteing; carbohydrates 1g; exchange other carbs; dietary fiberg; sugarsg; fatg; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iuIU; vitamin cmg; folatemcg; calcium 0.6mg; ironmg; magnesium 0.2mg; potassium 0.2mg; sodium 0.6mg.