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Another Look at Sweeteners

Fran Costigan - Another Look at Sweeteners

This event was on Wednesday, July 05, 2023 at 1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

Sweeteners and desserts go together like vegans and nooch. We do want our birthday cakes, holiday desserts. We also want to use wholesome ingredients and our vegan desserts to be una… Read More.



I avoid all processed sweeteners including maple syrup, molasses, dried fruit (dates), etc. What whole food sweeteners do you suggest?

— Karen Palmer


I find myself a little puzzled by that because maple syrup is no nothing more than maple SAP taken directly from the tree and boiled off. It is really an unprocessed sweetener and certainly dried fruits dates. That is a whole food that is the fruit with the fiber intact. And so, um, we, we showed a video on making the date paste. I'm a little bit confused as to where you are getting your information about these items. Not being sweeteners. Whole foods sweeteners to me are dates, dried fruits, some maple syrup perhaps. Um, and I think that works really well.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry