Articles tagged with: sweetener

Book Review:  The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

Book Review: The Ultimate Guide to Sugars and Sweeteners

What’s the difference between muscovado, turbinado, demerara and rapadura sugars? Have you even heard of half of them? What is panela? And how is it different to evaporated cane juice? How can a white powdered sweetener like stevia or monkfruit that is produced in a factory be called ‘natural’? The answers to these sweet questions – and lots more - are in this great new book.

4 February 2015 by Catherine Saxelby

Honey - is it healthier than sugar?

Honey - is it healthier than sugar?

An amber fluid made by honey bees (Apis mellifera) from the nectar of flowers, honey has been ‘nature’s sweetener’ for...

3 March 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q.  Is Splenda artificial or made from sugar?

Q. Is Splenda artificial or made from sugar?

THE QUESTION IN DETAILQ. Can you please tell me about the sweetener Splenda®. I believe it contains some artificial sweetener like...

10 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Honey, agave and syrups

Are syrups better for you than sugar?

I'm often asked: is it worth swapping from sugar to an alternative sweet syrup such as honey or agave? The syrups are often pricier...

6 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Agave – is it better than sugar?

Agave – is it better than sugar?

Agave syrup has been consumed for thousands of years in Mexico and Central America, but has only recently risen to fame as an...

9 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Product Review: Stevia and monkfruit sachets side-by-side

Product Review: Stevia and monkfruit sachets side-by-side

Use of the sweetener stevia is becoming more widespread and a host of new brands (like Natvia) are coming on the market. What's more,...

29 November 2013 by Catherine Saxelby