Nutrition facts are not clear and certainly aren’t enough to vault sugar, even unrefined whole cane sugar, into the realm of a “health food.”. Ah, but I digress. The truth is, it really is not any better for you than any other type of sugar, despite its minimal processing. This site is powered by Drupal. Use white or light brown sugar in dishes that require a more delicate flavor. Hopefully the aliens have left some behind…. Katie. Yes! In addition, brown sugar will offer more surface area when compared to the surface area of Sucanat crystals. Instead, those who want to be healthy without losing a sweet tasting opportunity can consume natural sweeteners in every dish. We buy organic unrefined raw cane sugar, which I assume is sucunat, but since we buy it in bulk, there’s no more info than that and I haven’t taken the time… but I’m happy with that for now since my husband is mexican and more of what he’s used to growing up. Its Swiss inventor Albert Yersin wanted to offer a sugar that was healthier for teeth. While it is still quite a bit more than regular old white sugar, I DEFINITELY think it is worth it. Muscovado sugar is more readily available & my family prefer it to rapadura & as far as I understood they were processed the same way so I was considering using muscovado. That chart more or less matches this one except in Vitamin A – you have to divide the figures there by 25 to get a 4g teaspoon. Will this sweetener be covered when you look at molasses? Sucanat is also sometimes referred to as Rapadura. If you’re trying to cut back, try it out. Ani, I curated all the natural living and foodie deals I found, and there are some niiiiiiice ones for 2020! and have exact recipes! I even have a kombucha batch that uses honey and green tea, and it is lovely. The name comes from sucre de canne naturel , which translates to natural cane sugar. I don’t know if it’s as addictive as white sugar…but the sweet taste talking to our pleasure receptors is still there, so…, McMahon, M., & Harris, B. I managed to get my hands on 1kg of rapadura while on vacation & it did not go down well with my family. In my practice, most of my clients have blood sugar handling issues, and along with those come thiamin (B1) deficiency. And it makes truly fantastic syrup! However, in the end I wonder if the healthiest thing to do might be to skip on desserts requiring sugar (of any kind). This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website., Sourdough Batards with Rosemary and Cream Cheese, Farmer's Market Week 18 (Whole Wheat Walnut YW/SD Combo). 1. Katie. Sucrose is right in between the two. I could only find a short Spanish-language YouTube video on how it is processed. But I am cutting any sweetener I use back as far as I can. I'll take a vacation to a pig farm over one to a turbinado processing plant. It has a lot of beneficial aspects to it, including electrolytes and antioxidants, amino acids, and antimicrobial compounds. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. If I am gonna pay more for a sweetener I would just as soon use rapadura as the others but as it is not available locally for me. Coconut works great too. Use Sucanat as a sugar substitute in chocolate desserts, barbecue sauces, and gingerbread. Whey Low® is perfect for baking. After that, the juice is strained to ensure that it is purely liquid. Katie. Over the last 10 years, Katie has spoken prolifically at conferences, online summits and podcasts and become a trusted authority and advocate for children’s health. More info here. The Goya rep, surprisingly well informed about sweeteners, said theirs comes from Colombia. See more of Katie Kimball, CSME in the Media. The chart demonstrates mineral levels in 100g of the product, and a teaspoon is only 4g. From what I understand, turbinado or those “in the raw” sugars, are simply cane sugar with a bit of molasses added back in for coloring. Some people have compared it to toffee or even caramel, which can definitely spice up your old cookie recipes. Ironic: In Venezuela, rapadura is cheaper than white sugar, while in America it costs 5-10 times as much. Are unrefined whole cane sugars worth the price premium? I, also, have found it hard to find any solid data behind the “maze of nutritional myths” when it comes to natural sugars. I use 3/4 : 1 or even 1/2 : 1. Looking at this photo, do you think it's safe to assume a similar molasses content in this sugar compared to Sucanat? But that is my choice and i make that trying to “undo” or reverse damage done when i was much younger and not as careful. The difference is between it and other similar raw sugars is the fact that it is made using a proprietary drying and aeration technique. It imparts such a deep, rich flavor to baked things. Sucanat has more of the original molasses content.-From The Cook's Thesaurus August 10, 2011 (UPDATED: July 2, 2020) by Katie Kimball @ Kitchen Stewardship 108 Comments. I was wondering if such a product exists in the US. A refinery is often located close to a waterway to receive raw sugar transported by ship from sugar mills around the world. If you’re convinced you’d rather use sucanat than white sugar, you might want to know how to make your own Homemade Powdered Sugar with Sucanat. Something I was wondering as well. achieve & maintain a healthy & attractive body image. When i was coming off of it, i had some strawberries with a small amount of organic sucanat sugar on them and developed the first migraine i’d had in weeks (info which i shared here before). Let’s explore: The process for making Sucanat™ starts out like that used for other forms of cane sugar, with the harvesting of the sugar canes. The French phrase that was shortened to make the name essentially means “the most natural cane sugar.”. Where flavor is concerned, fructose is the sweetest of the three – it is 1.5 times sweeter than sucrose, and glucose is 75 percent less sweet than that. It should remain in due to less processing and extracting. Ok, so what is Turbinado? annndddd.. is it my imagination, or is it pretty pricey? Sucanat does not require the use of bone char, which is why it is a popular option for vegan dishes. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 75% fewer Calories than sugar Hi Katie. Xylitol, I read, kills dogs and it causes diarrhea, but Erythritol is safe. It is 11.25 for 5#. (And I loved Barb’s explanation of that above!). Retrieved from, Which Organic Sweetener & Why? I agree though, the more we just cut down on sugar, the better. It seems like these turbinado companies have a smart marketing dept to make the product seem healthier, when it’s probably really not that different than white sugar. But that is because i have learned what works with my body. And, if it raises blood sugar levels, which all sweets as well as breads and grains do, then it is not good for us! Sucanat and coconut sugar are both extracts from plants.