Comparison of Sweetners (vegan, gf)

Comparison of Sweetners (vegan, gf)
Refined sugar: the

While all of us know that being vegan involves avoiding
meat, dairy & eggs, you may not have considered the  everyday ingredients
that are derived from or
processed using animal sources, namely honey and refined
white sugar, that are lurking in your grocery store or pantry. Honey is avoided
by vegans who are concerned about the slavery of the honeybee and the fact that
the substance has been regurgitated from the mouth of another living creature;
and refined sugar is avoided by vegans because its processing usually involves
animal bone char filter, yuck! An activated carbon filter made of bone char
decolorizes sugar to make it white through an absorption process. While the bone
char filter is used by most major sugar companies, it is not used to produce all
refined sugar. Thankfully, there are many delicious sweetener alternatives to
honey and refined sugar that are vegan and gluten free.

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Thank you bees, for pollinating our precious fruits and

It doesn't seem right to
steal your honey as thanks!

  • Sugar listed on the label as sugar,
    dextrose, fructose
    , or any number of chemical names ending in "_ose".
    the FDA allows companies to list sugar by as many pseudonyms as they wish as
    long as the total content is accounted for. They do this to keep "Sugar" from
    being the first ingredient, thinking people won't notice all the other
  • Maltodextrin: twice the glycemic index
    of refined sugar, the worst offender for causing blood sugar spikes even in non
  • Aspartame aka:NutraSweet (renamed as AminoSweet and Neotame
    Known to be a neurotoxin, detrimental to the nervous system, and has been
    alleged to cause convulsions, vision problems, headache vomiting, nausea, joint
    aches and pain.
  • Saccharin (Sweet N Low) strong links
    to cancer.
  • Splenda. An artificial sweetener which
    contains chlorine, heavy metals, arsenic and methanol.
  • Corn syrup or High Fructose Corn
    with it's high glycemic index and has very little nutrition. Many
    health advocates believe that high fructose corn syrup and refined sugar are the
    two biggest contributors to health ailments in our society. High fructose corn
    syrup is a combination of sucrose and fructose.
  • Barley Malt Syrup though a good sweet
    alternative,  it is not gluten free.

Ingredient lists: Buy vegan sugar, and look for it
in packaging when you buy processed items (although avoiding processed foods is
the healthiest alternative). 3 products or phrases that indicate a guaranteed
vegan sugar
in your product nutritional info, are:

"organic evaporated cane juice"
"organic dehydrated
cane juice"
"organic cane sugar"

Or choose from the following list I have compiled
for you.

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Some good sweetener options
I'm currently using the one on the far Left(Sugar in the Raw) you can find it at most/all grocery stores.