[Infographic] A Guide to Natural Sweeteners

[Infographic] A Guide to Natural Sweeteners

We've created a handy chart to help you decipher natural sweeteners. Now Foods created a slide show that inspired us and you can check it out here.

Now Foods Sweetener Equivalents

 

Natural Sweetener Source Glycemic Index Sweetness Compared to Sugar Notes Baking Notes
Stevia Stevia Plant 0 (low) 100x Keto friendly
Organic Agave Nectar Blue Agave Plant 10-19 (low) 1.5x Ideal for beverages Since you are substituting a liquid for a solid decrease one of your liquid ingredients accordingly.
Beet Sugar Sugar Beets 65 (medium) Equivalent Sugar beets can be GMOs so make sure to pick an non-GMO brand Can substitute for can sugar 1:1
Organic Coconut Sugar Organic Coconuts 35-42 (low) Equivalent Similar flavor profile to brown sugar The granules are larger which may affect appearance and texture of baked goods.
Date Sugar Dried Dates 100+ (high) Equivalent Compliments recipes that use whole grains. It can be a challenge to bake with so be ready to experiment.
Dextrose Non-GMO Corn 100 (high) ¾ as sweet Also called glucose 1:1 substitution for sugar
Organic Erythritol Non-GMO Corn 0 (low) 60-70% as sweet Use a bit more because it isn’t as sweet
Fructose Non-GMO Corn 19 (low) More than 1 ½ times sweeter Occurs naturally in fruit and vegetables Great for chewy baked goods

 

 

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