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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.



Why do most 10x sugars contain cornstarch vs vegan/organic that use tapioca?

— Kathy Gold


10 x that contains tapioca. Not all of the vegan confection or sugar contain tapioca. I noticed that. Um, who is it? I have to think of the brand that will come to me when I'm finished with your questions. Some still use organic corn starch, but these are the, the sugars that are powdered and the starch in them is to keep them from clumping. Uh, I think Kathy, that the answer probably is because most cornstarch is genetically modified. So This is mine and this is made with tapioca. I have absolutely noticed that organic, organic and vegan sugars are one and the same almost. They really are. But confectioner sugar ne that's made with tapioca needs to be sifted more than once. It's a little clunkier.
Fran Costigan

Fran Costigan

Director of Vegan Pastry