how do ya sweeten ur coffee?
- divya Oct 28, 2009 08:17 AM
I like my espresso sweet.
The 'no white' scare has gotten me, hence no white sugar.
What do u'all use: stevia (adds a chemical taste)?, molasses?, brown sugar?, maple syrup?honey?
Organic sugar packs from high-end cafes, , inadvertently slipped in: LOL
Any healthy suggestions?
Any home made sweetener versions?
Do suggest brand names of ur faves.
Sucanat. It's a health food store brand of unrefined cane sugar--darker and dustier looking than turbinado--that has all the good molasses flavor and healthy things still in it...we love it so much we buy it in 25 and 50 pound bags, now. It's our ONLY "drinking" sugar. I'd bake with it more but it doesn't measure accurately. It may be our imaginations at work but my husband and I feel we get less of a Sugar Jag from this, too.
Sucanat (a contraction of "Sugar Cane Natural") is non-refined cane sugar. Unlike refined and processed white sugar, Sucanat retains its molasses content; it is essentially pure dried sugar cane juice. The juice is extracted by mechanical processes, heated and cooled at which point the small brown grainy crystals are formed.
Sucanat is generally accepted as a substitute for brown sugar. Unlike regular brown sugar, sucanat is grainy instead of crystalline. Of all major sugars derived from sugar cane, Sucanat (not a "processed" sugar) ranks the highest in nutritional value, containing a smaller proportion of sucrose than white cane sugar. However, Sucanat (in common with all sugars) is not a significant source of any nutrient apart from simple carbohydrates."