Sugar & Other Sweeteners

List of Sweetener Articles

See also  Diet & Health Menu

NOTE: I am moving recipes & articles from my old Cat’s Kitchen site to this site, so be patient – I have many, many to move.

4 Sugar Alternatives That Won’t Poison You

The following is from Green Med Info (3):

  1. Stevia, from the leaves of the plant;
  2. Xylitol, a sugar alcohol derived from xylose – a crystalline sugar found in birch bark;
  3. Raw, local honey [Cat’s note: true, unadulterated honey, preferably from a local bee hive];
  4. Molasses – “Blackstrap molasses, known to sugar-refiners as “final molasses,” refers to the thick, brown syrup that is the end result of boiling sugar cane during the production of table sugar.”

True Sugars

  1. Processed sugars (about) (white & brown sugar, dextrose, levulose, sweet dairy whey, corn syrup, HFCS)
  2. Unprocessed & minimally-refined sugars (about) (dehydrated sugar cane juice such as Rapadura, honey, maple syrup, molasses, malted barley, sorghum, sweet dairy whey, coconut crystals)
  3. Unrefined Powdered Sugar: Make Your Own
  4. Caramelized Sugar (About): Caramel, Toffee & Butterscotch
  5. Other Sites:

Non-sugar Sweeteners

CAUTION: be sure the product you use is Organic or Non-GMO Verified (symbol, right, from Non GMO Project (1)).

  1. Non-sugar Sweeteners (about) (includes xylitol and other sugar alcohols, stevia, lo han, date sugar, and artificial sweeteners). Does not yet include monk fruit – I’m looking into it.
  2. Stevia (about); a natural substitute for sugar
  3. Good, Natural Sweeteners, Other sites:
  4. Bad, Artificial Sweeteners, Other sites:
    1. Clear State of Mind (2): The following sweeteners contain aluminum which is very harmful and should be avoided:
      • Aspartame, a.k.a. Nutra Sweetener or Equal (on labels)
      • Sucralose (a.k.a. Splenda (on label)
    2. Green Med Info (GMI) articles about Splenda (Sucralose):
    3. Mercola articles

Related Sweet Cravings Articles from the EssentiaList

These articles are written by me, and available as pdf files saved on this site:


  2. Clear State of Mind article about foods/ingredients contaminated with aluminum:
  3. Green Med Info: 4 Sugar Alternatives that Won’t Poison You