Sugar is not the only source of carbohydrates in most foods. Even when all of the sugar in a recipe is replaced with a granulated sugar substitute, there may still be carbohydrate present. According to the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association, current recommendations for people with diabetes suggest counting total carbohydrate intake rather than just sugar, and therefore recipes such as those found on this website can often be included in moderation in the diet of persons who have diabetes. We recommend that you consult with your physician for more information. You may also refer to the American Diabetes Association or the American Dietetics Association. In addition to sweetness, adding sugar provides other properties such as bulk and moisture retention. Sugar substitutes, on the other hand, provide only sweetness. Accordingly, in certain applications such as baked foods it is not possible to replace all the sugar in the recipe with sugar substitutes.

Substitution Chart

NatraTaste Blue Sugar
1 packet 2 teaspoons
6 packets 1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons
12 packets 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
24 packets 1 cup or 16 tablespoons


*Equal is a registered trademark of the Nutrasweet Co.
Equal and NatraTaste Blue both contain the sweetener aspartame.