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Unrefined Mascavo sugar, rich in vitamins and minerals.

Mascavo sugar is a type of unrefined sugar that is made from 100% cane juice. It is darker in color than white sugar and has a molasses-like flavor. mascavo sugar is rich in vitamins and minerals, and it also contains more antioxidants than other types of sugar. One of the main benefits of mascavo sugar is that it helps to regulate blood sugar levels. This is because mascavo sugar is slowly absorbed into the bloodstream, providing a steadier source of energy than refined sugars. mascavo sugar is also less likely to cause tooth decay, and it can even help to fight off harmful bacteria in the mouth. For these reasons, mascavo sugar is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a healthy alternative to white sugar.

Organically sourced from Brazil.

Besides mascavo, we also have 2.5g of sucralose, what does that mean?

According to the Mayo clinic, “the only natural sweeteners are syrup, fruit juices and nectars, honey, molasses and maple syrup”. All other sweeteners are artificial in some way. Stevia, monk fruit extract, are all hyper processed to produce a sweetening product. The fact they were extracted from monk fruit or from a sucrose molecule (as in the case of sucralose) doesn’t change the fact that they’re “artificial”. Bottom line, sucralose is as artificial, or as natural as Stevia, or monk fruit extract depending on how you look at it. 

Natural sweeteners

Natural sweeteners are sugar substitutes that are often promoted as healthier options than sugar or other sugar substitutes. But even these "natural sweeteners" often undergo processing and refining.

Natural sweeteners that the FDA recognizes as generally safe include:

  • Fruit juices and nectars

  • Honey

  • Molasses

  • Maple syrup

  • Saccharin 

    • Artificial sweeteners have been scrutinized intensely for decades.

    • Critics of artificial sweeteners say that they cause a variety of health problems, including cancer. That's largely because of studies dating to the 1970s that linked the artificial sweetener saccharin to bladder cancer in laboratory rats. Because of those studies, saccharin once carried a label warning that it may be hazardous to your health.

    • But according to the National Cancer Institute and other health agencies, there's no sound scientific evidence that any of the artificial sweeteners approved for use in the United States cause cancer or other serious health problems. Numerous studies confirm that artificial sweeteners are generally safe in limited quantities, even for pregnant women. As a result, the warning label for saccharin was dropped.

Artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are synthetic sugar substitutes. But they may be derived from naturally occurring substances, such as herbs or sugar itself. Artificial sweeteners are also known as intense sweeteners because they are many times sweeter than sugar.

Artificial sweeteners can be attractive alternatives to sugar because they add virtually no calories to your diet. Also, you need only a fraction of artificial sweetener compared with the amount of sugar you would normally use for sweetness.

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