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Home Page Healthy Corner Top vegan sugar alternatives

Top vegan sugar alternatives

Refined - absolutely NOT!

There are many ways to sweeten foods without adding traditional sugar. Here is the list of healthier and more nutritious ones.

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17. ožujak 2021.

There is increasing discussion about how refined white sugar is harmful and how important it is to find a healthy alternative to sugar. There are many alternative substitutes for classic white sugar that are healthier and nutritionally better.

When looking for the best sugar substitute in making pancakes, cakes, pies, puddings and other desserts, it is best to reach for vegan menus and see how they sweeten their dishes.

Enjoying sweets can be even more enjoyable if you make your homemade cakes, strudels, muffins, puddings or drinks from healthy, organic and whole ingredients.

COCONUT PALM SUGAR

Currently sitting on a throne of natural sweeteners.

This brownish sugar has a more intense sweet taste that is very similar to the taste of caramel. Unlike white, which is 60, coconut flower sugar has a low glycemic index.

Therefore, coconut sugar is especially suitable for diabetics and is also suitable for those who can not find a common language with other alternative sugars, because it is very easy to apply in sweetening coffee and tea, pudding and dry cakes.

STEVIA

Stevia has a very low glycemic index, and in addition, the drops, powder and capsules of this plant are full of vitamins and minerals.

Stevia does not contain calories, but be careful to add only small amounts to your favourite dessert because it is 300 to 400 times sweeter than table sugar.

Depending on the shape it changes a certain amount of sugar in recipes. If you use stevia in tablets 1 tablet can replace one teaspoon of sugar while one teaspoon of pure stevia powder can replace up to a cup of sugar.

BIRCH SUGAR / XYLITOL

It has only recently been discovered as a great alternative to refined sugar. It is obtained from the bark of the birch tree as well as from the bark of corn, so it is completely natural.

What turned out to be excellent for him (and what white sugar can't do) is the fact that it doesn't harm his teeth at all.

That's why xylitol chewing gum can be found more and more often in health food stores... so if you have the opportunity, give such chewing gum a chance.

AGAVE SYRUP

The sugars in agave syrup consist of 70% fructose and 20% glucose, which ensures a very intense sweet taste, but also a lower glycemic index.

It is thinner than other malts and has a characteristic viscosity. It goes well with a variety of drinks and creamy desserts, puddings and porridges.

In the recipe, 2/3 cup of agave syrup is replaced by 1 cup of sugar, but it is necessary to reduce the liquid by 1/4 cup.

MAPLE SYRUP

This natural sweetener goes well with cakes and pies, sweet porridges, creamy desserts, but it is still number 1 as a topping for pancakes and fruit.

In the recipe, 1 cup of sugar is replaced with 2/3 to 3/4 cup of maple syrup.

If you want to change the classic recipe and replace white sugar with this syrup, be careful. It's necessary to reduce the liquid content since syrup contains more water than crystal sugar.

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