November 2011 Issue

Sweetening Benefits of Fruit vs. Sugar

The old way of thinking was that a gram of sugar was a gram of sugar, whether it came from fruit or high fructose corn syrup. But that rationale has come under fire recently. Evidence suggests that your body can tell the difference between nutritionally empty refined sugars and naturally occurring fruit sugars that come packaged with an arsenal of nutrients. And enlightened consumers are skipping the sugar bowl and turning to the culinary power of fruits to add a naturally sweet touch to foods.

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