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#1 mccoy

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 04:41 PM

I recently added the so called dark muscovado sugar to my diet. That's an ultra dark, unrefined sugar cane juice concentrate which has the aspect of a dark brown coarse sludge and a strong flavour, often resembling licorice. 

The sugar cane juice has been processed at high temp, so some phytochemical are lost. We know though that many phytochemicals and polyphenols are heat resistant.

This food is a good choice for those who wish to include some natural, healthy sweets in their regime. It combines extra-well with cocoa.

 

Last but not least: it's unexpensive. I spent 3 Euros for 1 kg. A good honey here costs about 4 times as much.

 

Phytochemical profile of sugarcane and its potential health aspects

 

 

 

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Edited by mccoy, 17 November 2017 - 04:44 PM.

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#2 mccoy

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 06:26 AM

A survey of micronutrient levels in a range of sugars (sucrose) of varying purity

 

Basically, micronutrient-wise muscovado has no huge benefits, possibly barring pyridoxine, and some Ca, Fe, Mg, Mn.

 

Phytochemicals in a moderately sweet matrix is probably its main benefit.


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P(Ai|E)=(P(E|Ai)P(Ai))/P(E)