Palm sugar and Palm jaggery

Vigneswari
By Vigneswari Latest Reply 2013-10-13 18:06:54 -0500
Started 2013-10-13 00:15:39 -0500

The Glycemic index of palm sugar and palm jaggery are low. So can it be used as a sweetner by me and i am a type 1 diabetic. Does it spike BS.


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Nick1962
Nick1962 2013-10-13 18:06:54 -0500 Report

Palm sugar is the equivalent of our maple syrup here in the U.S. and jiggery is the equivalent of rock candy ( I thank my Thai friends for that education). Both concentrated sugars and will definitely spike you depending on how it's used. I'd still use it over any artificial sweetener (if I could get it), but try it in very small amounts and find out. I think we'd all like to know more about it and it's effects!

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