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Monday, January 28, 2008

A Better Choice: Natural Sweeteners

Got a sweet-tooth? Eating natural foods doesn't have to be without an occasional treat. Experiment with these alternative sweeteners found commonly in health food stores.

  • Barley Malt Syrup
  • Blackstrap Molasses
  • Brown Rice Syrup
  • Date Sugar
  • Evaporated White Grape Juice and Brown Rice Syrup
  • Evaporated Whole Cane Juice (Rapadura, Sucanat)
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Maple Syrup Granules (Maple Sugar)
  • Date Sugar
  • Mixed Fruit Juice Concentrate
  • Stevia

For the full scoop on each of these sweeteners, read the full article.

7 comments:

Robin Plan said...

This is a great article. I'm a huge Honey user. Not only does it taste good it's so healthy with many benefits.
Keep giving healthful info, we need it.
Robin

Gale said...

Don't forget about agave nectar! It's fairly reasonable in price and tastes great in tea or as a sugar substitute for baking.

Nice website, with great advice!

Susan Anderson said...

Robin, I've switched from regular honey to raw honey...dropped my morning shots of java and replaced it with hot water, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and raw honey...then added raw coconut butter to my daily routine in a variety of ways ..have not experienced any aches, pains, headaches, etc in weeks. Susan

Susan Anderson said...

gale, thanks for the reminder about the agave nectar, just used it this past weekend in making granola..Susan

wholefoodandmore said...

Hi Susan
Thanks for the info about your natural healthy Java exchange.
By the way I only use raw honey. I've added organic coconut oil to my diet and use it for my dogs.
Keep posting these healthful ideas.
Robin

Robin Plan said...

Hi Susan
I love your blog. To bad I can't leave comments on new posts.
I do get a lot of great info from you so I'm giving you an award for your good efforts.
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Thanks and keep up the great blog,
Robin

Susan said...

Thanks Robin...I have been trying to get the comments to enable for new posts but it isn't working for some reason

Thanks for the award...I'm such a newbie, how do I pass it on? Susan