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Natural Sweeteners

Why Cutting Down On Sugar Is So Challenging -- And So Important

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living

We understand that too much sugar in our diets can have significant consequences when it comes to our health. However, that knowledge doesn't make war...

Sorghum Syrup Revived by Accidental Artisans

American Food Roots | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
American Food Roots

On a recent Saturday morning, Danny Ray Townsend stood stirring a pan of sorghum over a hot hickory wood fire.

How to Determine the Best Alternative Natural Sweetener

JJ Virgin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

I looked at the science behind four of these popular sweeteners to determine which ones you can safely incorporate into your diet and which ones need to go the way of those nasty artificial sweeteners.

What the Heck Is ... Agave Nectar?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Most people recognize agave as the spiky aloe-like plant that is used to make tequila. But this plant has more uses than just the drink that gave rise...

How Sweet It Is -- The ABCs of Sweeteners

Laura Kumin | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC
Laura Kumin

I love foods that are sweet-and-sour, sweet-and-salty, or just plain sweet. From sugar in baked goods to honey in my cranberry sauce and tea, sweeteners are an important part of my pantry.

Grow Your Own Stevia

Planet Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you're trying to cut back on sugar, but still need a little sweetness in your life, you might want to consider growing stevia. The leaves of this u...