I have a question on sweeteners

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I have a question on sweeteners. I know you should avoid sugar with cancer & of course anything with aspartame. what about stevia? I am growing it this year to use in place of sugar. would that be ok for my mom who has a never ending sweet tooth?

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Theresa 3 years 0 Answers 674 views 0

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  1. We only use coconut flour really, spelt from time to time. Bread and cookies I use banana and cinnamon with a dash of honey. Takes a lot of messing about in the kitchen to see what works but Siouxi never minds eating my experiments 🙂

  2. those could be used in certain recipes Lindsay, but for bread, pies cookies things like that, I'm wondering if the liquid stevia would be ok to use

  3. We use lots of things…carrots,avocado, sweet spices like cinnamon, fruit pulp from juicing and local raw honey,the last in moderation.

  4. thanks I copies it to myself

  5. I'm switching to spelt flour from a.p. flour. we don't buy anything like bread, pastries anything like that, I make from scratch

  6. Not sure how strict you are with the sweeteners and if you're looking to make a cake I would highly recommend the website I posted above. Against All Grain recipes are tried and true. I've made a few of her recipes and they have all been good.

  7. I don't really cook with stevia. If I was fighting cancer I certainly would. I'm in the process right now of trying to get a large family off the process junk. I do know lemons can replace pectin in jams. http://againstallgrain.com/2012/05/23/homemade-blueberry-preserves-without-pectin/

  8. Melanie Jo Harding, I kow exactly what you mean. I* just bought some pectin (sure jell) to make dandelion jelly & it's made by kraft, who is owned by monsanto. Now I need to learn how to make my own pectin. How would I use the stevia in a recipe that calls for 1 tbs of sugar? I have a bread recipe that calls for just that amount. Also in any other flavor than chocolate cake how would I use it to not make the cake or any orther baked goos look strange?

  9. Home-grown stevia is probably the best you're going to get when it comes to sweeteners. They only other ones I would recommend are raw local honey and grade B maple syrup. If you could, I would stick with the stevia that you are growing. Store-bought foods are almost always tampered with, if you know what I mean.

  10. What I'm wondering about is coconut crystal sweetner. I know it's natural and has numerous minerals and nutrients in it and it does nont hit the glycemic index as it is not sugar at all … but … does that sweetness attack the liver and pancreas like other sweetners and sugars?

  11. I use the New Season's stevia, and occasional raw, organic, local honey and 100% organic maple syrup. Otherwise, just fruit, and I keep that down to not a lot;-)

  12. Organic raw green leaf stevia powdered dried leaves–zero processing chemicals–is now avail at New Season's in Oregon, USA.

    Otherwise, I grow a few of the stevia plants and nibble on the sweet leaves all summer, then dry a patch for winter.

  13. THANKS Alex!! you just made me bust a gut!! First time I laughed so hard in weeks!!

  14. leprechauns love green cake. Maybe you can catch one & get a pot of gold. 😉

  15. thanks Alex,. Now I need to figure out how to use the leave in baking so my baked goods don't turn out green. Ever have a green cake???

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