Hgh-profile figures and organisations are waging a war on it and there are calls for the US and UK governments to tax it. Sugar is currently a highly contentious issue and gargantuan efforts are being made to tackle record levels of diabetes and obesity.
Artificial sugars often equate to sweetness without the calories. Some bartenders are playing around with natural extract to achieve this. Stevia – extracted from the plant Stevia Rebaudiana – is 150 times sweeter than sugar with zero calories. A teaspoon of table sugar contains approximately 22 calories.