RAW SUGAR vs. WHITE or BROWN REFINED SUGAR
- Refined sugar is devoid of all nutrients.
- Typically, white sugar is made of pure carbohydrates.
- Raw sugar contains minerals and nutrients.
- Raw sugar contains roughly eleven calories per teaspoon and has the same vitamin and mineral consistency that is found in the juice from the sugarcane plant. These minerals include Phosphorus, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, and Potassium.
- When sugar is refined and processed there are many harmful ingredients that are added to the sugar as a result. Some of these include: Phosphoric Acid, Sulfur Dioxide, and Formic Acid.
- In addition to unrefined raw sugar, raw honey is also a great sweetener that offers nutritional benefits as well.
- Raw unrefined sugar is not the same as the brown sugar that you see in the store, even though they are both brown.
- It is common knowledge that refined white sugar has devastating affects on the body and health in general.
Don't mistake unrefined raw sugar with brown sugar. Brown sugar is sugar that has been refined and then molasses has been added to it. Brown sugar varies in color according to the amount of molasses that has been added to it. Just like white refined sugar, brown sugar does not have the nutritional content found in unrefined. Both white refined and brown sugar are comprised of sucrose.
Artificial sweeteners (the once in the pink, yellow and blue packages) have numerous side effects and warning signs accompanied with them, even those that have been approved by the FDA. Some people think that if the FDA or government approves something then it is healthy. WRONG! (more on that later) Cigarettes are approved by the FDA. Need more to say?
Unrefined raw sugar is a much better alternative then artificial sweeteners. Not only is it healthy, but also it cooks and bakes exactly like white refined sugar giving it an advantage over other products.