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05-07-2007, 11:15 AM
I started reading a new book on raw foods (or so the title say) and have realized that the author is not 100% raw. Her recipies include non-raw ingredients and some cooking. I also see that she has included pure maple syrup in some of her desserts. So I'm not really sure is pure maple syrup raw?
I'm hoping it is I soooooooooo Love maple syrup.
05-07-2007, 11:17 AM
Maple syrup is not raw. You can google the process.
05-07-2007, 11:18 AM
I kinda figured that. Bummer!
05-09-2007, 09:29 AM
maple syrup: aka poison. i swear every time I try to use it I end up HOUNDING it and then pass out from a sugar crash. i would stick with others. It really is SO yummy though :rolleyes:
05-09-2007, 09:50 AM
Hi Moonlit, don't worry...it's not all that bad. I use to love maple syrup as well but now I just indulge in other sweetners like honey and lately yacon syrup which tastes like molasses and it absolutely gorgeous. Oh yeah and by the way, regarding that yacon stuff, all the science guys say that, other than being full of amazing things and acting as a prebiotic, it doesn't raise your sugar levels like other sweetners do so you can get pouring!
All the best.
05-09-2007, 09:52 AM
You know, before I was raw, my favorite pancake syrup when camping was to mix a can of beer with a box of brown sugar and bring to a boil. It was the BEST tasting syrup, very buttery.
So now I'm wondering how I can do this raw ::laughing:::
Is beer cooked or just fermented?
Could you mix it with say, honey, to make a similar syrup?
05-09-2007, 10:03 AM
Rowan...that is soooo funny! I have NO idea, but I guess if you wanted to treat yourself...but wouldn't boiling the beer (to get the alcohol out) make it definitely NOT raw, even if you add raw honey. Hey, how about a NON-alcoholic beer, add the honey??? Just a thought. The lesser of the evils, right??
I'm curious about the yacon syrup. I've been using raw dark blue agave....always looking for a better alternative though. Where do you get yacon, or is that the same as Agave??
Moonlit, a really good substitute for maple syrup is raw medjool dates soaked and blended. Add just a tiny bit of water if needed to blend it smooth and syrupy. imho it tastes just like I remember maple syrup.
There are many varieties of dates. Some taste like honey, some like caramel, others are differrent. There is no need to do without that flavor.
05-09-2007, 03:07 PM
My kids love when I make medjool date "syrup! I add a little vanilla, too yum!
05-10-2007, 02:22 PM
i still use maple..... and actually...who knows if its true or not, but from my days of being into the master cleanse, they say it doesn't raise your blood sugar levels like regular sugar does....
I have issues with blood sugar...like if i ate a bowl of pasta id sleep the rest of the day....
I didn't have that effect with maple syrup ever...so i use it:) i grew up in vermont...how can i not;)
Plus raw food for the real world uses it a lot in their book, and some of their meals are the reason im still raw (mostly i guess:)
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