Cooking with Sugar Substitutes

Note: We am NOT endorsing the use of sugar substitutes by providing this chart.

Sweet One (Acesulfame-k)
4 calories per packet
12 packets = 1 cup sugar
1 packet = 2 teaspoons sugar

Can be used in cooking and baking without losing sweetness.

Equal (Aspartame)
4 calories per packet
24 packets = 1 cup sugar
1 packet = 2 teaspoons sugar

Loses sweetness when baked at high temperatures for a long time. Can be used in stir-fries or added during last few minutes of heating or cooking. Equal has developed some baked recipes to use the sweetener with no breakdown.

Equal Spoonful (Aspartame)
2 calories per teaspoon
1 cup = 1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon sugar

Loses sweetness when heated to high temperatures for long periods of time. Can be used spoon for spoon in place of sugar in same foods as Equal. Equal has developed some baked recipes to use the sweetener with no breakdown.

Splenda (Sucralose)
0 (zero) calories
1 cup = 1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon = 1 teaspoon sugar

May not work well in recipes such as certain cakes that rely upon sugar for structure. Finished recipes may require refrigeration.

Sweet 'n Low (Saccharin)
4 calories per packet
12 packets = 1 cup sugar
1 packet = 2 teaspoons sugar

Can be used in cooking and baking without losing sweetness.

Brown Sweet 'n Low (Saccharin)
20 calories per teaspoon
4 teaspoons = 1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon = 1/4 cup brown sugar

Can be used in cooking or baking without losing sweetness. Note that measurements differ from packet sweeteners.

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