TOP 5 NATURAL SWEETENERS TRENDING IN INDIA
The sense of taste gives information about the food quality and its nature, and of all the basic taste qualities, sweetness is the most universally liked.
Humans have sweet tooth and the word is “sugar” which fulfill that craving.
If you’ve ever speculated, if natural sweeteners are better than other forms of sugar, the answer is absolutely ‘YES’.
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During this tough phase of COVID, people have already altered their physical activity which has gradually increased daily intake of food while sitting at home. On the other hand, most of the people are taking conscious efforts to reduce oily food in diet but Sugar is the main element that we all are overlooking and neglecting.
Below are some Top 5 natural sweeteners in India-
It is the only insect created food (liquid) with therapeutic, medicinal, nutritional and cosmetic value. It is the natural sweetener for healthy immunity system. Bees produces Honey from the nectar of flowers. Its sweetness comes from monosachrides fructose and glucose. Honey is rich in Vitamin B6, Riboflavin, Calcium, Copper & Iron which help to fight with various health problems like Insomnia, Indigestion, Coughs, Cold, Headache, Anemia etc. It has countless medicinal properties which helps to fight against infections caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi.
2. Coconut Sugar
It is known with various names as coco sugar, coconut palm sugar, coco sap sugar or coconut blossom sugar.
One can use coconut sugar the same way as the regular sugar by adding it in your tea or coffee or baking and cooking.
Coconut Sugar has incredible health benefits. It contains over 16 amino acids out of 20 and four different B Vitamins. It has great source of iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. The GI index value of coconut is only 30-35, which is considered very low in comparison of white table sugar. Due to the low GI value of coconut sugar, it helps to regulate the sugar level in the body and satisfy the sweet tooth without compromising the health.
An herb, which is been introduced in India as one of the flavor enhancer and sweetener in food and beverages as a substitute of sugar. A white powder which is extracted from the dry stevia shrub leaves is almost 200-300 times sweeter than sugar.
4. Palm Sugar
As the name says Palm Sugar, comes from the palm trees. This natural sweetener is made from sap which is collected by making slits from the palm tree stem. Sap which was collected is then boiled until it gets thickened. The almost similar sweetener can be made from coconut palms also which is named as Coconut palm sugar. The only difference is, coconut palm sugar is obtained from the flower buds of the coconut palm whereas the Palm Sugar is obtained directly from the tree itself.
Health concerns over the consumption of refined sugar has increased day by day and our focus is to aware and provide natural sweeteners to every corner.
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