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    Watch Out for Evaporated Cane Sugar
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    Joe Piscatella posted:
    The triumverate of excessive fat, sodium and sugar are often cited as contributers to obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Recently, people have become more aware of how much sugar is added to processed foods, resulting in a sugar intake of about 150 pounds a year, and have tried to find healthy alternatives.

    Have you tried evaporated cane juice? I did and I got taken in. Touted as a "healthier" sugar, in fact evaporated cane juice is no healthier than refined white sugar. It is simply a less processed form of sugar can that has as many calories as regular sugar. Other names for it include dried or dehydrated cane juice, cane juice crystals, raw cane crystals and crystallized cane juice.

    Although there are many names for sugar - white, brown and high fructose corn syrup, to name a few - sugar is bascally, well, sugar. And that applies to evaporated cane sugar as well.
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    An_247524 responded:
    Evaporated cane sugar IS healthier because it's made from sugar cane and not genetically modified corn or beets and has not gone through the bleaching process. If you buy organic, it is even better. No one ever suggested that it is low-calorie. Most people know that cane sugar is sucrose.


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