Which Sweetener Is For You?

There are a variety of choices when it comes to sweeteners available in grocery stores, however, which one is for you? Here is a basic run down of your sugar alternative options!

Top Sugar Substitutes

Artificial sweeteners are a sweet alternative to natural sugar and usually are low in calories.

equal

Equal

(Aspartame)

  • 0 calories per packet
  • 6 packets equals about 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 70 percent of all aspartame is used in diet sodas
  • Not recommended for cooking

sweet-n-low

Sweet ‘N Low

(Saccharin)

  • 0 calories per packet
  • 6 packets equals about 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 gram of carbohydrates per packet

splenda

Splenda

(Sucralose)

  • 0 calories per packet
  • 600 times sweeter than regular sugar
  • Holds well when heated, however, sucralose makes foods bake quicker

truvia

Truvia

(Stevia)

  • 0 calories per packet
  • 6 packets equals about 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Derived from a South American herbal plant

Information per individual packet.