WHATEVER WEDNESDAYS- SUGAR IN THE RAW
Happy Hump Day! Today's topic for Whatever Wednesday is about Sugar In The Raw. As I told you last week, I am going to be researching different sweeteners and sharing what I find with you. Today's subject is Sugar In The Raw.
SUGAR IN THE RAW
"Sugar In The Raw natural cane turbinado sugar is grown and cut exclusively on a 37,000 acre plantation in central Maui, Hawaii. There, nature’s own sweetener is gently converted into the natural crystals that make Sugar In The Raw.
The secret lies in the fact that Sugar In The Raw is never bleached or over processed. It is the result of slow boiling layer upon layer of high colored cane— allowing the golden crystals to retain their natural molasses and bringing the extra flavor and richness that nature intended."
HOW SUGAR IN THE RAW COMPARES TO OTHER SUGAR:
According to an article on naturalorganiclifestyle.com, they state that when it comes to choosing sugar, that unrefined raw sugar is the best choice. It contains minerals and nutrients that are stripped from refined white sugar and regular brown sugar.
Raw sugar has approximately eleven calories per teaspoon and the same vitamin and mineral consistency found in the juice from the sugarcane plant. The minerals include Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium. When sugar is refined and processed there are harmful ingredients added to the sugar as a result. Unrefined raw sugar does not have these harmful chemicals.
THE FLIP SIDE:
Molly McAdams on ehow.com informs us that the fact that raw sugar is unrefined does not mean that it is unprocessed or natural in a way that is necessarily better for us than refined sugar. It just means that naturally occurring molasses has not been removed before processing and granulation.
So again, as with most things, there can be a lot of conflicting information out there. You have to weigh your options and use your best judgement. I am going to continue this series on sugar and in the end provide a comparison of all the findings on each to help you on that quest. So, stay with me!
SOURCES: ehow.com, naturalorganiclifestyle.com, www.sugarintheraw.com