There are a variety of raw sweeteners available on the market today, some are healthier than others. The best choices are usually whole food choices like dates and other dried fruits, however there are many varieties available. If you have concerns about how sweeteners will affect your blood sugar, you may want to use Stevia and Xylitol as they do not affect blood sugar at all. Not all of the sweeteners below are raw, however you will likely see them used in raw recipes as they have more nutritional benefits than simple table sugar or even evaporated cane juice. See below for more details about each sweetener.

Agave Nectar

Coconut Sugars

Dates & Date Sugar


Lucuma Powder

Maple Syrup

Rapadura Sugar




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