As so-called “healthy” sweeteners flood the market, we’re left to wonder, which to choose? Is one really better than the other? Some are sucrose, some are fructose, so they affect the body slightly differently.
There are 3 top natural sweetener in the market right now. The first one is of course organic coconut sugar. This one gets positive marks because it contains sucrose with many nutrients.
It is made from the sap of coconut trees and is less processed because the sap is extracted and boiled slowly until it turns to dry sugar granule, leaving it with a more natural brownish color. It also contains trace amounts of minerals like magnesium, potassium, and inulin, a prebiotic fiber.
Coconut sugar is the most sustainable sweetener in the world because it implements organic farming process
The second and third are stevia and honey. Stevia is made from the leaves of stevia plant, but it has minor aftertaste and overusing it could cause you to develop more of a taste for sweets.
Honey has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties, but it is high in calories and carbs.
So which one you consider better?