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Alt sweeteners

(article, Culinate staff)

Not sure about buying so-called "alternative" sweeteners? Grist assesses the pros and cons of agave, stevia, and sucanat for you. No, agave will not make you drunk like tequila. And yes, sucanat is still basically just cane sugar. Meanwhile, Kim Severson, at the New York Times, reports on low-calorie sweeteners, including, again, stevia, which was only recently approved by the FDA.