Sorting Out The Sweeteners

There’s so many different sweeteners out there, here is the low down!


Honey is packed with vitamins and antimicrobial benefits. It has more kilojoules then sugar but is sweeter and requires you to use less of it. Honey generally has a medium GI rating depending on the variety meaning that it doesn’t cause a sudden spike in your blood sugar level.


Coconut  Sugar

Coconut sugar comes from the sap of the coconut, has a low GI rating and is full of vitamins and minerals.



Molasses is a by-product of the sugar production process. It is a good source of iron and calcium and is sweeter then sugar.



Stevia is super sweet and is made from the stevia plant. Its low GI and is a great replacement for sugar in baking


Rice Malt Syrup

Made from combining enzymes with rice and cooking it until it becomes a syrup. Consists of complex carbohydrates and is low GI.


Agave  Nectar

Agave nectar or syrup is low GI, easily digested and contains essential vitamins and minerals. There has been some controversy around this product but aim for using a dark coloured agave syrup which has had minimal processing and contains its full nutritional value.

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