But really, there has to be some value to using something as close as possible to its origin, as opposed to chemically derived. It seems like common sense - as does everything in moderation of course. There is so much that hasn't been studied. I anticipate that more evidence will make itself known showing natural sweeteners to be even better than thought. (I'm not sure some of these, such as agave, will ever qualify as natural.)
By the way, I didn't see date syrup on your list. We go through 2 jars of this a week in our home as it's about all we use for sweetening.
Thanks for taking the time for such an informative article!
- 5/28/2011 8:26:28 PM