Choosing A Sugar Substitute
Sugar Substitute– Aspartame
Brand Name– Equal, Nutrataste, Nutrasweet
Sugar Equivalents– 1 teaspoon/ packet= 1 teaspoon sugar
Additional Information– Use to sweetened recipes, not to add volume or structure. If possible, add after removing from heat
Brand name– Equal Sugar Light
Sugar equivalents– 1 teaspoon= 1 teaspoon sugar
Additional information-Contains half the amount of calories and carbohydrate as sugar. Use in recipes where sugar adds structure and browning, such as cakes.
Sugar Substitute– Saccharin
Brand names– Sweet n Low
Sugar equivalents– 1 packet=2 teaspoons sugar
Additional Information– Use a substitute in sauces and beverages or combine with sugar in baked goods.
Brand name– Sweet n low Brown
Sugar Equivalents-1 teaspoon=2 tablespoons sugar
Additional Information– Use in combination with sugar or other sweeteners like corn syrup.
Sugar Equivalents- 1 teaspoon=1 teaspoon sugar, 1 packet=2 teaspoons sugar
Additional information– Stays sweet during baking but does not contribute to structure or browning
Brand Name– Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
Sugar Equivalents– ½ cup= ½ cup sugar
Additional Information– contains half the amount of calories and carbohydrate as sugar and brown sugar. Use in recipes where sugar or brown sugar adds structure and browning
Sugar Substitutes-Acesulfame potassium (K)
Brand name– Sweet One
Sugar Equivalents– 1 teaspoon=1 teaspoon sugar, 1 packet=2 teaspoons sugar
Additional Information– Use as a substitute for sauces and beverages. Combine with sugar in baked goods.