Organic Palmyra Tree Blossom Sugar 250g
Low GI sugar alternative
Contains unique natural compound Palmyrin with a granted EU & US patent for diabetes and inflammation.
Versatile sweetner in powder form
Naturally rich in B vitamins & minerals,which can lift your mood, promote healthy skin and hair, and aid the digestive system
SugaVida, also called palmyra jaggery, is a source of bioavailable vitamin B12
Low in fructose
Suitable for diabetics when used as part of a controlled diet
Suitable for vegans
Can help reduce refined sugar addiction
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SugaVida palmyra jaggery is organically and ethically sourced from the blossom of the Palmyra Palm Tree native to India and Sri Lanka.
SugaVida is the 100% pure sugar alternative that is naturally rich in vitamins and minerals, and has a low glycaemic index (GI) of just 35.
Nutritious and delicious, this natural sweetener is brimming with health benefits, and it has a soft caramel taste that will improve any recipe. A crystallised nectar that can be used as a direct substitute for refined sugar, SugaVida is naturally enriched with vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6, and it is the only plant-based superfood to contain B12.
SugaVida also contains a unique compound called Palmyrin, which has been granted an EU & US patent for diabetes and inflammation.
SugaVida also is rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium and as it is a natural food source and not a manufactured supplement, it is highly bioavailable and the body can absorb its health boosting nutrients quickly and easily, using the minimum amount of energy.
As SugaVida has an incredibly low GI of 35 and just 3.1g of fructose per 100g, it is suitable for people living with diabetes who enjoy sweetness in their diet. When used as part of a healthy eating plan, this all-natural alternative may help reduce sugar addiction too, so its the tasty choice for anyone who want to cut down their refined sugar intake.
Sustainably farmed and ethically sourced, SugaVida is good for the body and kind on the planet, and as it is 100% natural, gluten free, and suitable for both vegans and vegetarians, everyone can add this flavoursome sweetener to their favourite beverages and recipes, and enjoy its health boosting benefits.
1. Does the nutritional value of SugaVida reduce when cooked?
There will be some loss of the nutritional value when heated and cooked. Tests suggest a 5-10% loss. However, if youre using SugaVida for its nutritional value, we recommend you consume it without heating, in a smoothie, in water or in milk.
2. What is the shelf life?
The shelf life of SugaVida is 18 months.
3. How does it compare on calories?
SugaVida contains between 375-397kcal per 100g, around the same as white sugar, although as SugaVida is naturally sweeter you will use less. Unlike sugar, SugaVida is packed full of valuable nutrients, so youre not consuming empty calories.
4. How does SugaVida compare to Stevia/ Xylitol?
Stevia and Xylitol are both highly processed natural sweeteners. Most stevia is highly processed using chemicals and in many cases uses the Rebaudioside A extract, which is made using solvents and then mixed with other chemical sweeteners. In addition, some of the new research into Stevia shows that it plays havoc with brain chemistry signals and metabolism. Xylitol (and other fruit alcohols), may offer zero calories and be good for teeth, but have shown to produce digestive disorders and discomfort in many people.
Its far better to have a natural, unrefined sweetener, which delivers the most nutritional benefits Use it in moderation.
5. What makes you say B12 is bioavailable?
Studies show the bio-availability of B12, plus the feedback from dieticians, nutritionists and doctors with their clients and patients also showing significant changes.
6. Is it raw?
Its not raw but heating has been kept as low as possible.
7. Is SugaVida suitable for a paleo diet?
Yes, it is and it makes wonderful paleo desserts!
Cooking and Baking
1. Does it boil like sugar?
The melting point is lower than sugar, but it does not create a solid caramel.
You can use it in all cooking, baking, hot and cold drinks.
2. Will it change the taste of my food or drinks?
SugaVida has a rich caramel- like flavour and enhances the taste of all food and drink.
3. How do I substitute it in recipes?
Use around 30% less SugaVida compared to white sugar to achieve the same level of sweetness.