Some sweeteners do have some nutrition, others are pure empty calories. An article in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association measured the antioxidant content of many of them. Which one is the healthiest (in alphabetical order)? Agave nectar, blackstrap molasses, brown rice syrup, corn syrup, date sugar, dark brown sugar, light brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, raw cane sugar, plain old sugar, or turbinado sugar.
Please enjoy this easy-to-read list of the nutrition value in sugar:
Example: nutrition point 2 means two millionth of a mole of plasma ferric acid-reducing ability—which is essentially zero antioxidant power (empty calories). The higher the number, the more antioxidants.
Nutrition points 1: brown rice syrup
Nutrition points 2: agave syrup
Nutrition points 2: white table sugar
Nutrition points 2: corn syrup
Nutrition points 9: maple syrup
Nutrition points 28: honey
Nutrition points 41: turbinado
Nutrition points 47: raw cane sugar
Nutrition points 102: light brown sugar
Nutrition points 197: dark brown sugar
Nutrition points 1,103: organic molasses
Nutrition points 1300: dates or date sugar (dry date powder)
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