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Posted 10 November 2013 - 16:32

just as there are international studies showing aspartam is safe. far more than there is for Stevia. introducing stevia doesn't make aspartam any less of an alternative.

Market since 2009 seems to indicate many people do see Stevia as an alternative.

Equal (aspartame): down 23%
Sweet 'n Low (saccharin): down 26%
Splenda (sucralose): down 40%
Stevia (Steviol glycoside) : up 289% (and accelerating)


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 16:48

which wasn't even the point of my post though...



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 15:28

In any case, what's the point of banning transfat, when they all replace it with cheap palm oil. 



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 16:28

That depends on the palm oil, fruit or kernel. They aren't the same. Fruit oil (aka red) is lower in saturated fats but also high in carotenoids (beta carotene etc.) and so healthier while still being solid at room temps. Not perfect, but better.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:33

Palm oil, generally from the palm oil tree, is being gradually removed here due it being extremely unhealthy.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:41

Again, fruit or kernel or both?

Personally I'd rather use canola for everything except those things that need a solid fat to have the proper texture, and then use butter. Others not so much, and Palm fruit is somewhat better than trans-fat.

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 17:58

As far as I can see all the palm tree oils are bad for you whatever part of it they come from. moreover, huge areas of rain forest is being cut down to plant palm oil trees. 

 

it's also a problem that palm oil isn't marked on the packaging so you often don't know about it and it's hard to avoid it unlike trans fat. 





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