Question re Xylitol
Has anyone used this as a sweetener? I'm looking for some alternatives to Splenda. I bought some light agave nectar and some powdered Xylitol at the health food store near my office the other day. The Xylitol is in the form of rather large crystals (reminds me of "fancy" sugar). I know that it is difficult to dissolve in cold liquids, so I boiled some water and mixed a small amount with about a cup of Xylitol. My thinking was that I could then use this concentrated liquid as a sweetener. However, this morning I opened the container and the liquid was still there, but there was a hardened layer at the bottom of the container that had magically formed into large crystals again, yet was all one solid piece. The water did still have a sweet taste, but I think it would be much sweeter if the rest of the Xylitol had remained liquid. It isn't an inexpensive sweetener, so I would like to use all of it, not just some of it. Any tips on usage would be appreciated.