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Natural Sweeteners

Also indexed as:Alternative Sweeteners
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Nutrition Highlights

Barley malt (flour), 1 cup (120g)

  • Calories: 585
  • Protein: 16.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 127g
  • Total Fat: 3.0g
  • Fiber: 11.5g

*Excellent Source of: Iron (7.6mg), Magnesium (157mg), and Zinc (3.3mg)

*Good Source of: Vitamin E (3.2 IU)

Brown rice syrup, 1/4 cup (75g)

  • Calories: 170
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 42g
  • Total Fat: 0.0g
  • Fiber: 0.0g

Concentrated fruit sweetener, 2 Tbsp (15g)

  • Calories: 60
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Total Fat: 0.0g
  • Fiber: 0.5g

Honey, 1 Tbsp (21g)

  • Calories: 64
  • Protein: 0.06g
  • Carbohydrate: 17.3g
  • Total Fat: 0.0g
  • Fiber: 0.042g

Maple syrup, 1 Tbsp (20g)

  • Calories: 52
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.4g
  • Total Fat: 0.04g
  • Fiber: 0.0g

Stevia, 1 packet

  • Calories: less than 1.0
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: less than 1.0g
  • Total Fat: 0.0g
  • Fiber: 0.0g

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.

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