Quick Guide to Sugar & 5 Best Sugar Substitute

April 27, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health

Today I’m going to share with you my top five sugar replacements. Many people are over-consuming high fructose corn syrup and processed sugars, so I’m going to go over my top five sweeteners that you can easily replace them with. Although these sweeteners may benefit your health and are better than processed sugar, I would recommend consuming them in moderation. But before we go into it. Let’s have a look at the SUGAR LIBRARY; where normally sugar hides behind. In total there are 48.

 18 Types of Sugars derived from Cane Sugar

  1. Blackstrap molasses
  2. Brown sugar
  3. Cane juice
  4. Cane sugar
  5. Cane sugar extract
  6. Caster sugar
  7. Coffee crystals
  8. Demerara sugar
  9. Golden syrup
  10. Icing sugar
  11. Invert sugar (preferred by bakers)
  12. Molasses
  13. Panela
  14. Rapadura
  15. Raw sugar
  16. Treacle
  17. Turbinado sugar
  18. White sugar

6 Types of  Sugars derived from Fruit

  1. Date sugar
  2. Fruit juice concentrate
  3. Fruit sugar
  4. Grape juice concentrate
  5. Grape sugar
  6. Pear juice concentrate

1 Type of Sugar derived from Beet

Beet sugar

5 Types of Sugars derived from Corn

  1. Corn sugar
  2. Gluco-malt
  3. Glucose syrup
  4. High fructose corn syrup – a sweetener used in the US
  5. Karo

12 Types of Sugar alternatives as sweeteners

  1. Agave
  2. Barley malt syrup
  3. Birch syrup
  4. Brown rice syrup
  5. Coconut sugar
  6. Date sugar
  7. Honey
  8. Invert sugar
  9. Malt extract
  10. Maple syrup
  11. Palm sugar
  12. Rice malt syrup

The 6 Types of Chemical Names for Sugars (ending with *ose)

  1. Glucose
  2. Dextrose (another name for glucose)
  3. Fructose (fruit sugar)
  4. Lactose (milk sugar)
  5. Maltose (malt sugar)
  6. Sucrose

The most commonly sugars that we use:

  1. White sugar a.k.a. sugar,
  2. Barley malt syrup (for baking and brewing),
  3. Invert sugar (a mix of glucose and fructose preferred by pastry cooks, bakers and confectionery makers as it doesn’t crystallize)

It’s amazing there’s so much sugar around us. And obviously, we are confused what is what? and which is better for consumption. Some almost doesn’t register as sugar due to our lack of knowledge. So from all the Sugar Library listed above. These 5 Sugar replacements listed below are by far the best. Our TOP PICK! due to its nutrients and benefits. 

Top 5 Sugar Replacements

1. Pure raw honey

This is great because it contains amino acids, electrolytes, antioxidants, and antimicrobial compounds, which can support your overall health. Honey also helps reduce allergy symptoms, is used as a natural medicine to help heal wounds, and is my most used natural sweetener.

2. Stevia.

If you have blood sugar issues, are overweight, or have diabetes, then stevia may be the best sweetener for you. Stevia is a no calorie, all-natural sweetener that comes from a leaf of a flowering plant. Make sure you get the green leaf stevia.

3. Dates

These are great because they are high in fiber, potassium, minerals, and vitamins. The fiber in dates actually slows down sugar absorption in your body.

4. Coconut sugar.

It’s Organic, unrefined, coconut palm sugar is great for baking because it has the equal comparison of 1 cup to 1 cup of regular sugar in a lot of recipes. It’s full of potassium, electrolytes, nutrients, and has a lower glycemic index.

5. 100% organic, Grade B, maple syrup is another great sweetener to use in recipes.

So are you up for the Sugar Substitute challenge? It’s never too late to start. Knowing the benefits of having these sugar substitute at the back of your hand is what matter here for a change.

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