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TRADITIONAL SWEETENERS: REAL FOOD

-: raw honey, maple syrup, molasses/treacle, malt syrup :- The natural sweeteners listed below come in syrup rather than granulated form. You can use them to sweeten a cooked dish or in baked food but you may find that much of the natural flavours are lost through the heat. Further natural sweeteners are pricey compared to other sugars which is one reason many everyday cooks choose not to use them in their everyday cooking. They taste best when eaten raw, simply drizzled over yoghurts, pancakes, porridges or ice-creams. Alternatively, add a teaspoon of these natural sweeteners in a salad dressing and it will transform the entire taste of the salad. Raw Honey Raw, unheated honey retains many of the plant nutrients and vital enzymes, particularly amylase which helps breakdown the complex starches present in many grain based food, such as breads, porridges and waffles. Honey is made up of 55% fructose which makes it similar in chemical make-up to that of isoglucose. The key difference being that whilst honey is a natural food prepared by …