Natural Sweeteners

Also indexed as:Alternative Sweeteners
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Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Alternative sweeteners are used to sweeten hot and cold beverages, and are used in place of refined sweeteners in cooking and baking. Most dry, powdered alternative sweeteners are easily substituted for white sugar (1 part for 1 part) in recipes. Any liquid alternative sweetener can be substituted for corn syrup or molasses in equal amounts. When using a liquid sweetener in place of white sugar, reduce the liquid content in the recipe by 1/4 cup (60mL). If the recipe calls for no liquid, add 3 to 5 Tbsp (22.5 to 37.5g) of flour for each 3/4 cup (180mL) of liquid sweetener.

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