What’s your favorite sweetener? Pink, Yellow, Blue, White or Brown?

sugar substitutes: pink, yellow, blue, white, brownIs it sugar or a sugar substitute you enjoy? I’m not a fan of Aspartame found in NutraSweet and Equal, even though the FDA stands by its findings. There is a controversy around Sweet & Low and the substance saccharin. Are these substitutes good or evil?

There’s saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame and acesulfame potassium. Whew so many choices to sweeten my coffee and tea. I don’t consume soda, diet or otherwise. I’ve never been a fan of diet foods. I like a good piece of gum, but stopped after I had an asthmatic episode from Dentyne. I personally blame it on Aspartame.

I actually like SweetLeaf Stevia, which is headquartered in Gilbert, AZ. Though I’m a lazy consumer if it’s not in my nearby local grocer I won’t go out of my way to find it. With the prices of gas I’ll take my chance with Splenda. In a pinch I will use sugar. I don’t use sugar in an obsessed way just one teaspoon will sweeten by coffee or tea nicely.

Sources:
Henkel, John. (1999, November/December). Sugar Substitutes: Americans Opt for Sweetness and Lite. FDA Consumer and contains revisions made in December 2004.
http://www.fda.gov/FDAC/features/1999/699_sugar.html
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (2006, May). Sugar substitute. This article is going through fact checking. It offers a list of substitutes. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_substitute
The Truth about Splenda by the Sugar Association, http://www.truthaboutsplenda.com/
Alexander, Kelly. (2002, September 11). Sweet Relief? A sugar snob taste-tests Splenda and other sweeteners. Slate.com http://www.slate.com/?id=2070686

tags: sugar, sugar substitute, natural alternative, saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame and acesulfame potassium, SweetLeaf Stevia, FDA, Splenda

One Comment on “What’s your favorite sweetener? Pink, Yellow, Blue, White or Brown?”

  1. yodasmith

    For the person who may not know where to get SeetLeaf stevia, you should be able to get at Whole Foods. . .maybe at your grocer. Also see what you think about their chocolate flavored liquid stevia. See if it tastes like chocolate milk!

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