11/6/13

Dietitian's Top Pick: Clemmy's Orange Creme



One of the questions we as dietitians are frequently asked is “Which ice cream is best for a diabetic to choose?” This is a great place to look for our Dietitian’s Top Pick shelf tags, which identify items that have received the highest NuVal scores in each category.  Today’s Dietitian Top Pick is Clemmy’s Orange Crème with a NuVal score of 35. This flavor blends orange sorbet and vanilla ice cream.   Clemmy’s uses xylitol, instead of sugar, to sweeten its ice cream.  Xylitol is derived from the bark of birch trees as well as most other fruits and vegetables.  Xylitol has a sweet taste, but provides less calories than sugar and a decreased effect on blood glucose. 

Here’s the nutrition facts:
Serving size: ½ cup
Per Serving:
Calories: 120
Total Fat: 6 g
Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Sodium: 15 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 23 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sugars: 0 g
Sugar Alcohol: 15 g
Protein: 1 g

Ingredients: Water, Cream, Malitol*, Maltodextrin,  Xylitol*, Egg Yolks, Natural Flavors, Orange Juice Concentrate, Guar Gum, Citric Acid, Locust Bean Gum, Orange Pulp, Annatto (color), Salt

*These ingredients may cause a laxative effect when consumed in excess.  Also note that this product still has carbohydrates.  Remember that just because it is sugar free, does not mean it should be consumed freely.  Moderation is the key!  Have one serving, savor and enjoy!


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