E-Magazine did an article on ‘The Sticky Truth, Weighting the Sugar Alternatives, from Agave To Yacon, by Yvona Fast. It was enlightening, as I have switched to Agave from Trader Joe’s. After reading this article, once that is gone, I will switch back to organic honey from Farmers Markets
Americans love sweets. We start the day with a sweetened breakfast cereal, breakfast bars, toast with a sweet spread, or a breakfast pastry. As the day progresses, we indulge in sweet beverages from soda to tea, and keep our sweet tooth satiated with candy, gum, ice cream and the like.
The sweetness we crave can come from refined sugar, chemically derived artificial sweeteners (like aspartame or Splenda), or a host of “natural” products that are less processed, so they contain nutrients that are otherwise removed in the refining process. Natural sweeteners cause less environmental damage than sugarcane plantations, and many offer more complex flavors than plain old sugar
Read the rest of the Story At EMag , which takes you through Organic Honey, Palm Sugar, Uacon, Luo HanGuo, Stevia, Agave Syrup