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Old 02-28-2014, 03:39 PM   #11
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I have a bag of coconut of sugar in my pantry. I bought it about 6 months ago, I have used once or twice. We don't use a lot of sugar in our home, but if I need it is there. I'd rather use coconut sugar or honey or maple syrup. Than regular sugar. It is IMO a good alternative.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:56 PM   #12
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I have a bag of coconut of sugar in my pantry. I bought it about 6 months ago, I have used once or twice. We don't use a lot of sugar in our home, but if I need it is there. I'd rather use coconut sugar or honey or maple syrup. Than regular sugar. It is IMO a good alternative.
Why do you think that?
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Why do you think that?
I would say that white sugar is the least healthy of any of the alternatives she listed, which makes them all better choices.

Do you think that sugar is the best choice?
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Why do you think that?
From research I've done for myself and family. I try to eat as healthy as possible but I'm not perfect. And if a sweetner is needed or wanted, I want to something that has some nutrition in it. I know what works for myself and family and regular sugar does not. Like I said we don't use a lot sweeteners but when we do I feel why not choose something that has some vitamins and minerals.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:42 AM   #15
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Are palm sugar and coconut sugar the same? I have used palm sugar in Thai cooking and it has a distinct flavor that enhances dishes.
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Does coconut sugar taste like coconuts?
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Does coconut sugar taste like coconuts?
Nope, there is no coconut taste. I detect a faint caramel taste in the background, so I guess you'd say it's sweet (of course) with a bit of depth to it.
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Are palm sugar and coconut sugar the same? I have used palm sugar in Thai cooking and it has a distinct flavor that enhances dishes.
Nope, they're different!
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Are palm sugar and coconut sugar the same? I have used palm sugar in Thai cooking and it has a distinct flavor that enhances dishes.
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Nope, they're different!
But sometimes coconut sugar is called palm sugar. It can be very confusing. It's also sometimes called coconut palm sugar.
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From research I've done for myself and family. I try to eat as healthy as possible but I'm not perfect. And if a sweetner is needed or wanted, I want to something that has some nutrition in it. I know what works for myself and family and regular sugar does not. Like I said we don't use a lot sweeteners but when we do I feel why not choose something that has some vitamins and minerals.
Can you provide a reference to the research? I like to be able to evaluate it myself.
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