The Basics | Natural Sweeteners

 

Less refined sweeteners made from grains and fruit provide satisfying sweet sensations without all of the negative effects of highly processed white (and brown) sugar. They even have trace amounts of nutritional benefits (B-vitamins, minerals and calcium).

  • Rice syrup -- thick and mild, trace minerals and has a pH level of 6.3 which is very close to that of our own blood.
  • Barley Malt -- made from germinated barley, has B-vitamins, minerals and calcium. Free from additives and preservatives.
  • Maple Syrup -- everyone loves the taste. Maple syrup works well in baking; a soothing, satisfying sweetness without chemicals and excessive processing.
  • Fruit Sweeteners -- made from organic fruits. Just the sweetness with minor nutritional benefits.
  • Amazake -- thick, creamy, ambrosia-like liquid made from sweet rice. Has all the nutritive elements of rice.
  • Agave Nectar -- Agave Nectar is organic, vegan and kosher. It has a low glycemic index which makes it a healthy choice for all, and good for those with diabetic concerns. It is slightly sweeter than processed sugar and has a long shelf life. It is not as thick as honey and keeps baked goods moist.