. The natural sweeteners ones are the most nutritive dietary sweeteners like sucrose, fructose, lactose and maltose. Natural sweeteners are carbohydrates obtained from vegetables, trees, seeds, roots, and nuts. The commonly used natural sweeteners are honey, molasses, maple syrup, coconut sugar, agave nectar, date sugar, and xylitol. Artificial sweeteners comprise carbohydrate substitutes that replace natural sweeteners in beverages and food due to their very low or no energy value and cost-effective availability with higher sweetening value than natural sweeteners.