Buyer's Guide to Natural Sweeteners

Buyer's Guide to Natural Sweeteners

Learn which sweeteners are the healthiest and learn how to use different sweeteners in baking.

Confused in the sugar aisle? With so many different sweeteners available at the grocery store, it can be tough to decide which one to buy. Whether you choose maple syrup, honey, molasses or another sweetener is still predominately a choice based on taste preferences rather than nutrition. Increasingly, though, some sweeteners are touted as healthy, but are they really? We compared the nutrition profiles and calorie counts of 12 sweeteners to help you decide which one to choose and how to use it.

—Lisa D’Agrosa, M.S., R.D.

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