I too think that it is important to consider glycemic index when talking about sugar. Something like palm sugar, which is fairly natural, does not cause a spike in the blood sugar and is a great alternative to white table sugar. It also replaces sugar 1:1.
Dates are an excellent sweetener as well. If you chop them up in a food processor, or make them into a paste by mixing with a little bit of almond milk they can be really great for quick breads and bar cookies.
I also think that it's important to differentiate between various types of honey. Raw honey has significantly more nutrition than its processed counterpart.
- 6/12/2012 11:57:22 AM