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Posted by: 260 (Guest), Friday, September 14, 2007, 6:02pm
Is evaporated cane juice an avoid for type B?
Posted by: Don, Friday, September 14, 2007, 6:54pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from What is the difference between Sucanat and Evaporate Cane Juice?
http://www.wholesomesweeteners.com/brands/wholesome/Wholesome_Sweeteners_Organic_Fair_Trade_Sucanat.html
Both type of sugar begin the same way ... within 24 hurs of harvesting, cut sugar cane is crushed to extract the juice, water is added, the syrup is clarified and concentrated through heat and then dehydrated to make Sucanat or crystallized to produce Evaporated Cane Juice.

Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice) is produced from a pure cane sugar juice stream, which naturally contains about 13% molasses and 87% sugar.  Through dehydration and aeration, as opposed to evaporation, a granular, dry, free-flowing form of this juice is produced which contains all this natural present molasses.

Evaporated Cane Juice is produced not by dehydration and granulation, but by evaporation and crystallization.  The act of crystallization separates the majority of molasses.  This is unavoidable as the creation of a sucrose crystal is a very pure entity which retains a little molasses inside, but mostly the molasses coats to the outside of the crystal giving natural color and flavor, but far less concentration than that found in Sucanat.  The product is therefore much lighter in color and flavor and better for more sensitive applications where a molasses flavor is undesirable.  As compared to the 13% of molasses present in Sucanat, Evaporated Cane Juice has a range of 0.2%-2% molasses.

Therefore, my take is that Sucanat from a BTD standpoint is basically the same as Evaporate Cane Juice.

Read what Dr. D had to say about the topic: Raw cane sugar possesses a B-antigen degrading enzyme
Posted by: Mitchie, Monday, September 17, 2007, 10:01am; Reply: 2
Hi All -

I've been searching for a definitive answer to this question but no luck.

Is evaporated cane juice ok for nonnies (A nonnies in particular)?
Posted by: Lloyd, Monday, September 17, 2007, 10:17pm; Reply: 3
Quoted from Mitchie
Hi All -

I've been searching for a definitive answer to this question but no luck.

Is evaporated cane juice ok for nonnies (A nonnies in particular)?


The simple answer is no. The reason is in Don's post, why it should be treated the same as Sucanat.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 4:35am; Reply: 4
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?407
avoid for all refering to sucanat.
Posted by: Mitchie, Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 8:23am; Reply: 5
Got it.  Thanks for the clarification. :K)
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