[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.

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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