Do You Know of the Diverse Types of Sugar You Consume?

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By : Shruti Sanwariya

Coconut Sugar

Made from coconut palm sap, it retains nutrients, offering a caramel flavor. Minimally processed, it has a granulated texture and a lower glycemic index, causing a slower rise in blood sugar levels.

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Brown Sugar

This is created by adding molasses to refined white sugar, offering a caramel flavor and slightly more minerals. It has a moist texture and a moderate glycemic index like regular sugar.

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It is derived from boiling sugarcane juice or palm sap, and boasts minerals and fiber. With a rustic flavor and creamy texture, it has a low glycemic index leads to a slower increase in blood sugar levels.

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Regular Sugar

Refined sugar, from sugarcane or sugar beets, lacks nutrients and undergoes refining processes to achieve granulated texture and neutral sweetness. It has the highest glycemic index, causing rapid blood sugar spikes.

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Coconut sugar, brown sugar, and jaggery contain minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium, plus antioxidants, while regular sugar lacks nutrients.

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