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07/17/2013 05:07 pm ET

12 Sweeteners You Should Know (PHOTOS)

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A century ago, sweets got their treacly punch from ingredients like honey, molasses or even table sugar. Today, a glance at the ingredients on the packaging of any number of goods yields names like agave, aspartame and stevia. Some are described as "natural," others "artificial." Why? What's the difference between them?

If you're confused, take a look at the below slideshow. Knowledge is sweet.

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Sweeteners You Should Know
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Sweeteners You Should Know

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