Palm Sugar: New Natural Sweetener & Healthy Alternative To Sugar

17 Jun

Palm Sugar

The search for a healthy, natural alternative to sugar has been on for many years, and a new highlight has emerged in the form of organic palm sugar.

Palm sugar is a crystalline sweetener that is low-glycemic, natural and unrefined.  It’s good news for Stevia critics as it looks, tastes and dissolves almost exactly like table sugar, but packs a great nutritional punch as it’s rich in B vitamins, potassium, zinc and iron.

And because palm sugar is unrefined, it retains those nutrients – unlike virtually all other sweeteners, including Stevia.

Palm sugar has a very rich taste similar to butterscotch or caramel, and without the aftertaste common from brown sugar and natural sweeteners.

So, how can palm sugar be used?

In place of sugar in all uses – for drinks and cereals, but also for cooking recipes and as an addition to smoothies and juices.

You can order organic palm sugar online.

Comments or questions? Leave a comment below.

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2 Responses to “Palm Sugar: New Natural Sweetener & Healthy Alternative To Sugar”

  1. Jillybean June 18, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    Katie – that’s really good to know. Is it from sustainable sources? I know that palm oil has come under fire for it’s depleting of the rain forests etc.

    Jill x

  2. Katie Williams June 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm #

    Hi Jill – yes, it’s definitely a more sustainable option. Thanks for asking!

    Katie

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