How to use sugar in Jamaican food recipes the right way.
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How to use cane sugar in Jamaican recipes

Jamaican sugar has long been a staple Jamaican food product as the island was colonized to grown the sugar cane the stalk from which most Jamaican sugar is extracted and exported. For this very reason the Jamaican food product of sugar remains in abundance on the island. However consuming large amounts of sugar in Jamaican recipes leads to large calorie intake which is not good for the health.

Cutting calories by cutting sugar used in Jamaican recipes is a great way to loose weight, but there are other reasons why someone might want to cut sugar from their Jamaican food recipe diet. People cut Jamaican sugar intake from their Jamaican food diet to have a more natural and healthy diet. Jamaican sugar is a highly processed Jamaican food and is loaded with chemicals from the processing. Our bodies are not designed to handle such concentrated amounts of processed empty calories.

Diabetics are concerned about your blood sugar levels and a low sugar Jamaican food diet may be a good choice. Research has shown that low sugar Jamaican food diets can help to control blood sugar levels. Loosing weight then a high sugar Jamaican food diet is not a good choice. Sugar is a Jamaican food diet buster and will negate all the healthy choice you make when dieting.

However Jamaican sugar does provide a needed energy source for the Jamaican body so you must to satisfy your sweet tooth without the use of processed refined sugar. This can be done by using Jamaican fruit desserts. Jamaican fruit desserts such as balsamic vinegar and cherries, guinep and watermelon are all excellent ways to have a sweet treat without the Jamaican sugar.

Eat only small portions or avoid Jamaican dessert all together. This option may work for a short while but if you begin to feel left out then this cutting out Jamaican desserts will not work for you. Choose alternative Jamaican sweeteners. Alternative Jamaican sweeteners such as saccharine, aspartame, Molasses may be a good choices for a sweet taste but they may not be an overall healthy choice.

Molasses though just as sweet and is also a popular Jamaican food product which is also a by-product of the Jamaican sugar production process. The molasses product does not carry as much calories as raw Jamaican sugar and comes in a liquid form which works a lot better for most Jamaican cooks and chefs that can add less to Jamaican recipes and derive a natural sweet taste without all the calories to go along with it.

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