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What is a pleasant tasting sugar substitute and what is it made from?

Asked by Aster (18756points) March 10th, 2011

Splenda is great in smoothies but I don’t know what it’s made from . Do you know if it’s ok to use or is there something more nutritious that doesn’t taste icky?

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Summum's avatar

I use Stevia which is an herb and the body has no adverse problems with. All the man made subsitutes are really bad for your body.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, Stevia is wonderful. You can even grow your own! :-)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Summum and @Coloma are right.I use Stevia too.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Honey is good in smoothies too. just sayin’

Aster's avatar

STEVIA IS ON MY GROCERY LIST NOW . THANKS!!!

Coloma's avatar

Don’t forget raw honey, VERY good for you!
Raw, organic honey is touted for allergy relief/ immune system boost, arthritis pain, and many other ailments. I start every day with a couple o’ spoonfuls of honey mixed with cinnamon.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@all I don’t like the black licorice taste of Stevia…I’ve tried to like it, but can’t give ups my equal in my morning Fage because I still can’t find anything else I like better =(

Aster's avatar

I’ve heard that Stevia tastes terrible so I’ll try and buy a small amount at first. LOL

Summum's avatar

It has a little after effect a lot like diet sodas do but once you use it a lot then you don’t seem to taste it. Honey is also a great subsitute for sugar.

YoBob's avatar

Honey, it’s made from bee barf.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Sucralose. It’s made from chlorinated sugar.

VS's avatar

I refuse to put any kind of artificial sweeteners in my body. I like turbinado which is a natural, non bleached, non refined light brown sugar that usually comes from Hawaii. It is sweeter than regular white sugar and hence, you use less. I use it in coffee and tea and occasionally when I am baking something. I try to restrict my intake of white sugar, but will not go to equal, splenda, sweet n low or any of that stuff – I have also tried stevia, but it has an undertaste that is unpleasant to me.

tedibear's avatar

Honey or maple syrup. Of course, they’re sweet but have their own flavor, so that may not be what you want. I have yet to find a sugar substitute that tastes like sugar. Even stevia tastes artificial to me, which made me really sad. I wanted to like it but sadly, it just tastes fake to me. :( I’ve not had agave nectar, so I can’t speak to how it tastes.

SpatzieLover's avatar

@tedibear agave nectar…eh Palm sugar isn’t bad in recipes…I feel the same as you about Stevia. I really wanted to like it

Summum's avatar

There is always fructose which the body can use immediately

Aster's avatar

I always have agave nectar, which I forgot I had, and honey. That’ll be fun to try those tomorrow in place of S….what’s it called? Big yellow box.

mattbrowne's avatar

Aspartame made of amino acids.

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