True Elements Cane Sorghum is made from sweet sorghum juice, which is similar to sugarcane juice. This product contains filtered and concentrated juice of sweet sorghum stalks (made by evaporating most of the water)
Sweet sorghum is a grass plant, similar to sugarcane. Unlike sugarcane juice, which is almost completely sucrose, sweet sorghum contains 85% sucrose, 9% glucose and 6% fructose
It is irresponsible to call this a health food or to consume it as a health food. This is a sugar like any other sugar and most people already consume too much sugar from various sources. Consuming this in excess is just as harmful as excess of cane sugar.
The fact that it does not contain any artificial colour, artificial chemical flavours or preservatives makes no difference. Cane sugar or jaggery or honey or maple syrup do not either.
The foodnetindia rating for this product :-
foodnetindia safety rating: 2 – (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unsafe to very safe)
We consider consumption of any sugar product like this to be unsafe for most people as they already get too much sugar in their diets. In India, matters are made worse by people assuming that this is a healthier substitute for cane sugar or even worse, as a health promoting substance. It is neither. It is a sugary product and is to be used very sparingly if at all, as a substitute for cane sugar or jaggery or maple syrup.
foodnetindia wholesomeness rating: 2- (On a scale of 1 to 10 from very unbalanced nutrition profile to excellent nutrition profile)
This is a sugar and there is no other nutrition of significance in this product. The micronutrients it purportedly contains are better obtained from vegetable juice or the juices of grasses. Not along with a massive dose of sugar.
Ingredients in True Elements Cane Sorghum which are a concern
True Elements Cane Sorghum contains 72.7 gm sugar in a 100 gm pack. Sugar is a carbohydrate found naturally in a host of different foods from lactose in milk to the fructose in fruit and honey. In fact, we need some sugar in our diets to supply ready energy to fuel our muscles and keep our brains active. The problem is that many processed foods have added sugar which supplies energy in the form of calories – and very little else. This means our body has to draw on the nutrients from the rest of our diet to process it and this can affect our health, including our immunity – leaving us more prone to bugs and colds. A high intake of sugar causes our blood sugar levels to shoot up, giving us that feel-good ‘high’ followed by a crashing slump which leaves us tired, irritable and craving more sugary foods. It’s a vicious cycle that may be contributing to our weight problems as well as health concerns like diabetes and heart disease.
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