Food Profile: Natural Sweeteners

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May 16th, 2012

Cocomama Foods Blog Original Article

If you’re anything like us, you love a little sweet every now and then. But did you know that just because it’s sweet doesn’t mean it needs to be terrible for you? There are several different types of natural sugars that have a lower glycemic index rating and are able to provide the perfect sweetness without the less than desirable effects on your blood sugar and your gut. Here are a few for you to try!

Maple syrup

We’re not talking about Aunt Jemima here, we’re talking 100% pure maple syrup (probably best if it’s Canadian). Unlike corn syrup or cane sugar, maple syrup contains many healthy chemical compounds that have favorable health properties, plus, it’s less processed; simply boiled to cook off some of the water content of real maple sap. Though it’s renown for its pairing with all things pancake-y, you can sweeten many recipes with a dose of maple syrup. Case and point Cocomama’s Banana Cinnamon and Wild Blueberry Quinoa cereal flavors both have a healthy dose of pure maple goodness.

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