I previously wrote about trying a monk fruit and erythritol syrup – and later updated it with a caution.
Here’s an article from the New York Times about new concerns raised about erythritol (gifted, so you can read it behind the paywall).
This is the part that concerned me. And probably explains why I started getting queasy from it after a few days:
“The researchers also found that when they fed mice erythritol, that promoted blood clot formation. Erythritol appeared to induce clotting in human blood and plasma as well. Among eight people who consumed erythritol at levels typical in a pint of keto ice cream or a can of an artificially sweetened beverage, the sugar alcohol lingered in their blood for longer than two days.”
Fruits, honey (even though it’s not vegan, Dr. McDougall and many other WFPB people use it), maple syrup, date sugars and sweeteners like that are probably safest if you need something sweet.