sweeteners

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. O’Tim Sweet is a monk fruit-based, zero calorie sweetener. Monk fruit also known as lo han guo, is a plant native to south East Asia. It was approved in 2009 by … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think. Though it is wise to cut back on the amount of sugar we eat, there are times when a little sweetness is needed. Many put sugar in their coffee or tea and sugar … Read More

Let’s get practical about selecting, storing, and using herbs and spices. First, which is which? No one can quite agree. Herbs are usually the leaves or flowers of plants that die away in winter. Spices, more pungent because they contain more essential oils and flavoring compounds, are usually from the seeds, bark and roots of … Read More

We love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.  Many people are trying to reduce their sugar and salt intake. Pyure Organic Stevia and LoSalt might be options to try.  Pyure Organic Stevia is a calorie free sugar substitute made from stevia … Read More

Low calorie sweeteners are used in place of sugar to make low calorie and sugar free foods like chewing gum, candy, cookies, ice cream, yogurt, jelly and cough drops. These sugar substitutes, called sugar alcohols, are a type of carbohydrate, but they are not sugars and they do not contain alcohol like beer or wine. … Read More

No calorie sweeteners or artificial sweeteners have no carbs and no calories. Brands you are familiar with are Sweet ‘N Low, Sugar Twin, Equal, NutraSweet, Fruit-Sweetness, Truvia, and Splenda. Their chemical or generic names are saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, stevia, luo han guo, and acesulfame-K. All have been approved for use by the FDA and most … Read More