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INDUSTRIAL SWEETENERS – THE FAKES

-: high fructose corn syrup, isoglucose, sugar syrup, agave syrup :- Industrial sweeteners come in many forms and many guises often marketed as “organic” and “natural”. When deciding which sweetener or sugar to purchase, as a general rule of thumb, try and establish how traditional the sweetener is as opposed to how “natural”. All fake food products have some tenuous link to a plant but that does not make them a natural, real food. Another test is the “patent” test. Does this sweetener marketed as organic and natural have a patent? If yes, then it is by definition going to be a non-traditional source of dubious food, in most cases highly refined and often mass produced to an industrrial scale. Below are two of the more common artificial sweeteners that are used, one of which “agave syrup” is heavily branded as “organic” and “natural”. Agave Syrup Agave syrup is not a traditional sugar from Mexico regardless of what the branding would have you believe. The traditional agave juice, aguamiel, is a form of fermented drink which does not taste anywhere near as …