Check Out These 6 Best Sugar Alternatives

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To wean yourself off sugar, it can be helpful to opt for sugar alternatives, in addition to cutting down on your intake. Sugar alternatives are available in shops and advertised as healthy.Are they relly? We have compared 6 sugar alternatives below.

Xylitol is a sugar alcohol (E 967) which is used as a sugar substitute and is better known as birch sugar. Xylitol is a natural constituent of some vegetables and fruits (e.g. cauliflower, berries, and plums). Birch sugar can be produced industrially by hydrolyzing xylan (hemicellulose) into xylose, which is then further processed to obtain xylitol. However, since this process is very expensive, birch sugar is most often produced from corn cobs these days.

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Honey is a natural product, contains a lot of valuable nutrients, and is considered one of the oldest sweeteners in the world. It is produced by bees collecting flower nectar, breaking it down into simple sugars and then storing it in honeycombs.

Steviol glycoside is a sugar alternative that is extracted from the South American plant species stevia rebaundiana. It has been an approved food additive in the EU since 2011. Before that, the sugar substitute was known as a bath additive.

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