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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Everyone knows those little pastel packets at restaurants and coffee shops -- the artificial or no-calorie sweeteners. We see descriptions like "substitute," "natural" and "made from sugar" attached to these food additives, but what does it all mean? There is more to these "sweets" than meets the eye.
Sugary goodness, but no calories in sight. Is the newest no calorie sweetener made from the ancient Monk fruit too good to be true? Find out.
New research is giving us another reason to question the safety of artificial sweeteners. Researchers concluded that artificial sweeteners may be contributing to diseases like obesity and diabetes. It may be another reason you should swap the pink or blue packet of the artificial stuff for something more natural.
An in-depth look at natural sweeteners like maple syrup, honey, agave and coconut sugar.