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Choosing a Sugar Substitute

Additional information about sweeteners

Sugar Substitute Brand Names Sugar Equivalents Additional Information
Aspartame Equal, Nutrataste, Nutrasweet 1 teaspoon/packet = 1 teaspoon sugar Use to sweeten recipes, not to add volume or structure. If possible, add after removing from heat.
Equal Sugar Light 1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon sugar Contains half the amount of calories and carbohydrates as sugar. Use in recipes where sugar adds structure and browning, such as cakes.
Saccharin Sweet 'N Low 1 packet = 2 teaspoons sugar Use as a substitute in sauces and beverages, or combine with sugar in baked goods.
Sweet 'N Low Brown 1 teaspoon = 2 tablespoons sugar Use in combination with sugar or other sweeteners like corn syrup.
Sucralose Splenda 1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon sugar 1 packet = 2 teaspoons sugar Stays sweet during baking but does not contribute to structure or browning.
Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend 1/2 cup = 1 cup sugar 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.
Acesulfame potassium (K) Sweet One 1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon sugar
1 packet = 2 teaspoons sugar
Use as a substitute for sauces and beverages. Combine with sugar in baked goods.


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