It’s the old saying: “to carry carrot”, but in our case it’s not true and I’ll tell you why. Because I want to introduce you, right now, with brown palm sugar, exclusively produced from its sap. We must find a mature tree. Make an incision in the bark and collect the sap, which is clear and sweet. Palm soul will come to us. It’s poetic and healthy at the same time. Follow centrifugation and boiling, after which we get a brown sugar, delicious, rich in fructose.
The palm sugar is rich in fructose, is made from palm juice productions, by natural means. Brown sugar palm is soft and fragrant, has a taste and flavor that suits perfectly pastries products, desserts and hot drinks milk. It can be used in sweet and salty exotic type dishes, especially curry sauces to further reduce the pungency. Unlike glucose, fructose palm sugar content does not stimulate insulin secretion. It is therefore recommended for people who follow a diet. However, it is not advisable to abuse this type of sweetener because it contains a lot of calories, which can lead to weight gain. It’s commonly found in South Indian, Thai and Indonesian cuisines.
The price of palm sugar may be higher than regular, if we compare it with other processed junk products. Highly-refined regular sugar is cheaper because you can mass produce it, but creating something that is healthier is way more complex. This is the reason why palm sugar is also called “slow sugar” – it takes time to grow, harvest and dry.
If you decide to experience for a while with palm sugar, I can only say that you will probably be amazed. When used in desserts, smoothies or things as such, you might get “sugar jitters”. When it comes to baking, the reports are really good because of it’s good properties. It melts well and you do not need a high temperature. Are you wondering about the taste? It’s a whole new experience. You might ask yourself – “Why haven’t I used this until now?”. Don’t worry… You have time. It’s also really good for persons that have sensitive teeth and you can actually feel the flow of energy that it provides for your entire body.
I think that the future of palm sugar is really bright, considering that people are becoming more aware than ever about all benefits of healthy eating and living. You can probably find palm sugar in eco-stores and health-food bars.
You can really use it for almost everything. Try to replace it the old regular sugar and I can assure you that you will notice the difference. I’m not saying it will happen overnight, but you will notice the changes with every spoon.
Oh sweet healthy palm sugar, why haven’t I found about you earlier?