Mmmm sweet….

“What is that?”… You might ask… “Is it brown sugar? Is it sugar in the raw? Is it rocks? Is it amber? Is it….”…ok ok! I’ll tell you:-)

A while back, I was on a hunt in Wholefoods. In isle 5. The baking isle… I had for a while wanted to find something sweet. Something to replace my sugar in the raw. Something granulated, and not in liquid form like agave. I love agave, but sometimes its just not the best sweetener in my recipes… Sometimes liquid sweetener is not really working, cuz its just too wet. Also, its hard to “sprinkle” on top of something… It can get kinda sticky…

When I wanted granulated sugar, I used sugar in the raw. But heres the deal… I like sugar in the raw, but its not that much better for you than regular old fashioned white sugar. Sorry, but its not…The microscopic amounts of vitamins and minerals that sugar in the raw has over regular white, are so small that its almost not there…  I, like a lot of other people, get fooled by the tasty, healthy looking brown color it has.

That said, I still choose that over regular white at the coffee shop. Cuz for some reason, it makes me feel just a bit better:-)

For baking though, I knew I could do a lot better! Or at least, I hoped so. Thats when I discovered coconut palm sugar from Sweet Tree! 

SweetTree Organic Coconut Sugar is a 100% organic, unrefined, unfiltered, and unbleached natural sweetener, containing no preservatives. The nectar is collected from the flower blossoms of the Green Coconut Tree. The nectar is boiled and then it undergoes the crystallization and granulation. And then you have the delicious coconut sugar:-) But thats not the best part….

Coconut sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI), which means that coconut sugar produces a slow energy release in the body. Therefor it has possible benefits for weight control and improving glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). How great is that!?

Coconut palm nectar is rated at a GI-35 and by comparison, most agaves are GI-42, honeys are GI-55 and cane sugars are GI-68. So theres a big difference from coconut palm sugar to regular cane sugar! Sweet Tree is also especially high in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron and is a natural source of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C.

Of cause I did not know all of this, walking home from Wholefoods that day, with my first bag of palm sugar. . I was just hoping that my cinnamon rolls would turn out better than the day before when I used agave…. And oh boy did they ever!:-) I was so excited about my new magic sugar, that I went straight to Amazon and bought a whole box full:-)

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , ,

34 thoughts on “Mmmm sweet….

  1. unlock iphone 4g October 17, 2011 at 4:16 am Reply

    I’m still learning from you, while I’m trying to reach my goals. I definitely liked reading all that is posted on your website.Keep the stories coming. I liked it!

  2. Beaulah Ganino October 17, 2011 at 10:05 am Reply

    awesome things

  3. how to buy shares October 18, 2011 at 8:32 am Reply

    It’s a happy day to be able to read an article that is so clearly researched and written. I have very much enjoyed this informational content. Your layout is excellent. I will come back again. I will certainly do a link to http://mytreatlife.com/2011/07/21/mmmm-sweet/ on my site.

  4. kitebording lessons October 18, 2011 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Mate. This site is awesome. How do you make it look like this !?

    • mytreatlife October 19, 2011 at 8:38 am Reply

      Thanks a lot! I do it through a Theme in WordPress.com and I take the pictures myself.

  5. TOMS Coupon Code October 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm Reply

    Just wanna comment on few general things, The website style and design is perfect, the written content is very great : D.

  6. Memory Foam Mattress October 19, 2011 at 3:35 am Reply

    You are a very intelligent individual!

  7. Boxing Herald October 20, 2011 at 9:57 am Reply

    Thankyou for helping out, good information.

  8. Alva Chowansky October 21, 2011 at 4:00 am Reply

    Hi, i think that i saw you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.I am trying to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas!!

  9. dehumidifier ratings October 23, 2011 at 4:15 pm Reply

    I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

    • mytreatlife October 26, 2011 at 5:54 pm Reply

      Im happy you like my site and content it:-) No its not a paid theme, it free on WordPress.com. Great!

  10. unlock iphone 3gs October 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm Reply

    Please, keep up the greet work and continue to post topics like this. I am really fan of your blog!

  11. mmorts October 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm Reply

    buenos dias. i enjoy reading your blog Mmmm sweet…. My Treat Life and will shurely add a link to http://mytreatlife.com/2011/07/21/mmmm-sweet/ on my site.

    • mytreatlife October 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm Reply

      Thanks a lot! I’ll definitely check out your site too!

  12. carnival cruise baltimore October 26, 2011 at 5:51 am Reply

    My brother suggested I might like this website. He was totally right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

    • mytreatlife October 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm Reply

      Im happy you like it! Please come back:-)

  13. monthly contract laptops October 27, 2011 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Thank you, I’ve been seeking for information about this subject for ages and yours is the best I’ve discovered so far.

  14. 18 carat yellow gold engagement rings October 29, 2011 at 7:34 am Reply

    This topic usually doesn’t interest me, but you have managed to write this article in a unique manner. It’s not boring and I read the whole thing without stopping once. I will most definitely do a link to http://mytreatlife.com/2011/07/21/mmmm-sweet/ on my site.

  15. Buy Google Plusone October 29, 2011 at 9:39 pm Reply

    Thank you for using the time to discuss this, I experience strongly about it and really like mastering much more on this matter. If achievable, as you gain experience, would you head updating your blogging site with far more information? It truly is really helpful for me.

    • mytreatlife November 2, 2011 at 5:48 pm Reply

      Hi, Yes I will definitely be giving more info and tips on these kinda things. So please come back:-)

  16. free classified websites October 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm Reply

    I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

    • mytreatlife November 2, 2011 at 5:46 pm Reply

      Thank you for your nice words:-) Its comments like that that keeps me going.

  17. google +1 October 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm Reply

    Considerably, the blog site post is in fact the greatest on this deserving subject. I concur together with your conclusions and will thirstily seem forward to discover your approaching updates. Stating thanks won’t just be ample, for that phenomenal lucidity in your composing. I’ll without delay seize your feeds to stay informed of any updates. Delightful function and a lot results in your business endeavors! Have got a great day

  18. RingCentral Coupon Code October 30, 2011 at 12:05 am Reply

    I dugg some of you post as I thought they were handy very useful

  19. what laptop should i buy October 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm Reply

    Iím not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back later. All the best

    • mytreatlife November 2, 2011 at 5:43 pm Reply

      Thanks 🙂 Makes me happy to hear! Please come back:-)

  20. Amanda Dyird October 31, 2011 at 10:17 am Reply

    Keep up the wonderful work , I read few blog posts on this web site and I conceive that your blog is really interesting and holds sets of good information.

  21. Nationwide Hubcaps November 4, 2011 at 12:23 am Reply

    Great Work

  22. Weight Watchers Promotional Codes November 4, 2011 at 12:53 am Reply

    I’d always want to be update on new posts on this web site , bookmarked ! .

  23. dvds for over 40 exercise November 4, 2011 at 7:42 am Reply

    Hello.This post was really remarkable, particularly since I was browsing for thoughts on this topic last couple of days.

  24. purchase plus ones November 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Hey all, I discovered your blog by means of Google while doing so as searching for a new related topic, your site got the following up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it inside my google bookmarks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: