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The Truth about ''Natural'' Sweeteners

Does Sugar by Any Other Name Still Taste as Sweet?

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  • Thanks, SAMILAMB, for mentioning Xylitol -- I do not understand why the diet industry ignores Xylitol, which is so good for you in so many ways, esp. the extremely low glycemic index, and dental/oral care!

    http://www.xylitol.org/

    http://emeraldforestxylitol.com/xylitol.
    htm

    http://www.angelfire.com/az/sthurston/xy
    litol_natural_sweetener.html - 9/30/2008 1:48:50 PM
  • LIZABAKER
    Thanks - great summary, and I really appreciate the substitution info! - 9/30/2008 1:36:31 PM
  • ROGERJO
    Stevia is a very powerful sweetener (30 to 300 times that of sugar). It comes in both powder and liquid forms. It is identified as "non-caloric" or calorie-free. I find it quite comparable to sugar when used in coffee and tea. Apparently Coca-Cola is trying to develop their own brand to use in diet soft drinks. Until then, it is easily available in health food stores. - 9/30/2008 1:14:58 PM
  • I really enjoyed reading about all the different sweeteners. Personally, I love using the Raw or Turbino sugar; I've used it for about 7 years now instead of white, refined sugar. I use it for anywhere sugar is called for but didn't know about lowering the cooking temperature. I'm glad the article gave the replacements ratio to sugar, the flavor of each, etc. A great article! - 9/30/2008 12:37:07 PM
  • SAMILAMB
    The article was good, but too bad they didn't include Xylitol information.

    http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.
    1089/107628003322017387?cookieSet=1&jo
    urnalCode=act - 9/30/2008 12:30:18 PM
  • GMARLENE
    Stevia is another natural sweetener that you can find in natural food stores and many grocery stores. It is classified as a supplement by the FDA. It is recommended as an alternate sweetener for people with Syndrome X (pre-diabetes). - 9/30/2008 9:43:37 AM
  • ZILCH74
    What about sugar made from sugar beets? - 9/30/2008 8:30:12 AM
  • This is a very informative article since I like to use real sweeteners (sugar). I am going to give some of these a try. One question, is the 3/4 cup of honey or maple syrup mentioned the substitutes for 1 cup of sugar? - 9/30/2008 8:28:45 AM

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