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Sweetners vs Sugar

Sweetners have chemicals, Sugar has calories. Whats worse?

Tue. May 24, 8:25am

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Sweetener / sugar debate

Add Stevia to the list of possibilities. Currently not able to be marketed as a sweetener, but is available as a dietary supplement. (ie natural food / health food type stores only). Lots about it on the web. It is natural - made from leaves of a plant, and non-caloric. VERY sweet. I like it as an alternative to both the sugar and the chemical sweeteners.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 9:15 AM

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Yes. Yes. Stevia!

This is the one. 0 calories, natural product (from a leaf), concentrated, no aftertaste; sweet as can be. Can be purchased at Trader Joe's and other healthy food stores. A little goes a long way. No need to buy the more expensive pure (no fillers) version.


Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 2:15 PM

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there's just one issue with Stevia: not everyone seems to be able to taste it. I know that sounds weird, but I bought some once and it wasn't sweet AT ALL, if anything it was just a little bitter, but mostly it didn't taste like anything. I went online and found out that apparently not everybody can taste it.

So get a small pack before you invest... :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2005, 7:06 AM

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stevia rocks

i've tried the stevia plus....comperable price for 100 packets of splenda at my food 4 less ($8.65). it has frutafit inulin fiber in it. one packet in a pot of tea (2 cups) is sweet. it also comes in a liquid form (dropper bottle) and is very spendy but worth the money to get away from chemicals!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005, 9:26 AM

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stevia taste

I fresh squeezed lemonade and put stevia (extract from trader joe's) in it. To me it had the same peculiar taste as nutrasweet...

Wednesday, June 01, 2005, 10:39 PM

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