All sweeteners are fattening, but some are slightly more nutritious and significantly less processed than others (which is also better for the environment). There are plenty of alternatives to white sugar (and alternatives to honey for vegans who don’t want to eat any animal products). Click on the links below for more information.
- Types of Sugar (brown, muscovado, whole cane, turbinado, demerara, beet sugar, date sugar, coconut sugar, and maple sugar)
- Liquid Sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, molasses, agave nectar, barley malt syrup, brown rice syrup, and corn syrup)
- Low-Calorie and Calorie-Free Sugar Substitutes (stevia, xylitol, mashed fruit, and fruit juice concentrate)
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