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Sucanat: Pure Sugar Baby

We all know that white sugar is like the devil. It's got zero nutritional value and rots our teeth. It also makes us feel crappy when we eat it because it makes our blood sugar level spike up and then come crashing down.

Have you heard of Sucanat? It stands for Sugar Cane Natural. It's sugar in its most natural form - pure cane juice with only the water removed. This process preserves all the vitamin-filled molasses. It's organically grown with no added preservatives or additives.

Sucanut can be used in place of white sugar or brown sugar when baking, and adds a wonderful flavor due to the molasses. Unlike refined white sugar, Sucanat contains iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, potassium and chromium.

Fit's Tips: Look for Sucanat in the baking aisle at your local health food store. It's a little bit more expensive than refined white sugar, but you're paying for the extra vitamins. Try it next time you bake some cookies or muffins. It can also be used to sweeten sauces and marinades.

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rumpel2 rumpel2 9 years
i'll hv to look for this! :)
suzanne suzanne 10 years
I cannot find Sucanat anywhere!!! :CRY:
OChottie OChottie 10 years
Thank you so much for your input llendril, I can't wait to try this.
llendril llendril 10 years
i just baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. i used sucanat instead of the called-for brown sugar (the same measure) and splenda instead of the regular sugar (the same measure). they turned out great!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
I'd use the same amount of Sucanat in the recipe as white or brown sugar. Try it and if it's too sweet, you can always decrease the amount next time.
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 10 years
I, too, love to bake, so I will give this a try after I locate it.
suzanne suzanne 10 years
It would be good to know if it measures the same as sugar... it's tough baking with decreased dry volume of anything? I just bought Z-Sweet... It does measure the same... haven't tried baking with it though.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
So, I'm totally hearing Will & Grace and friends yelling "Suck On It!" in my head from the game night episode with the Suck On It cup. Oiy.
cams cams 10 years
"Like the devil"? ouch.
Kelly-O Kelly-O 10 years
You may not have this information ready, but is it measured the same as sugar in recipies, or do you find you can use less, since it's got the molasses in it? Just curious.
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