Where possible, Machandel does not use sugar in food processing. However, some products require sugar, in which case we add natural sugar and fructose like thick apple juice, date syrup, agave syrup or wheat syrup. We also package these organic sweeteners as separate products to be sold individually. Machandel does not use alternative sweeteners like honey or stevia. Honey is an animal product and therefore not included in a vegan diet. Stevia is a plant-based sugar, but is not yet available in organic form.