My parents have been using this stuff in their tea for over 50 years, and they are in fantastic health. This sweetener has the most studies, and has been proven to be the safest alternative to sugar and HFCS. Aspartame is purely poison, and Splenda has some unwelcome side effects, so this is what I use. Stevia is great, but you have to use so much more of it and it is more expensive. This is a year's supply of sweetener at a great price.