Sugar substitutes have been on the market for a number of years. We don't use artificial sugar substitutes or products that have artificial sugar substitutes as an ingredient. All of the artificial sugar substitutes can have a negative impact on health. What many don't realize is artificial sugar substitutes can impede weight loss. Although these sugars do not have any calories, the body still responds to them and studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners can trigger cravings that ultimately make you eat more than you normally would have. If you want to lose a bit of weight, avoid the artificial sweeteners!
Truvia Baking Blend is a blend of stevia, erythritol (natural sugar alcohol) and sugar that has 75% fewer calories from sugar. It resembles granulated white sugar and like white sugar it adds sweetness and bulk but no real flavour. There is no brown sugar substitute version. The work-around if you need to substitute brown sugar with a lower calorie version and want to use stevia is to mix fancy molasses with Truvia Baking Blend. By the way, this will also work using granulated white sugar if you find you are out of brown sugar for a recipe.
Regular grown sugar has 829 calories and 214 g carbohydrates per cup or 52 calories and 13 g carbohydrates per tablespoon. The low calorie brown sugar substitute has 403 calories and 101 g carbohydrates or 25 calories and 6 g carbohydrates per tablespoon. The low calorie brown sugar substitute will reduce the calories from brown sugar by a little over half. This sugar substitute can be use in place of brown sugar for many applications. Be aware that although the low calorie brown sugar substitute is lower calorie, it does still contain sugar.