Wednesday, March 3, 2010

About Sweeteners

One company is changing the name of its sweetener. I guess they think we're stupid ... ? Click HERE to read about it.

One major aspect of our "Real Food" diet is avoidance of chemicals and man-made ingredients. We do not use "food" containing ingredients with chemical roots, and that includes sweeteners.

Instead of sweeteners, we use dates and other fruits, and stevia. We use stevia leaves when we make our tea. We have a stevia plant growing in our front garden, but one plant is not enough for us. We buy dried stevia leaves by the pound (to supplement our meager supply) from San Francisco Herb Co. at a reasonable price.

We also order packets of stevia extract from iherb. Each packet, which is the size of other sweetener packets, is up to four servings of sweetness. It's not a sweetener, though - it's just an herb that happens to be sweet.

When you order from iherb, save $5.00 on your first order with this discount code: WIL394
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  1. Very informative and thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, I didn't know aspartame was made be Ajinomoto. I don't consume anything with aspartame in it, but it's good to know. Thanks for the info.

  3. I'm just getting into Stevia. I like only one half packet in my tea.
    How do you grow it? I see you're in Fla. Would growing it in Ohio work?

  4. According to this article, stevia might grow even in southern parts of Canada:


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