Sweet and Organic
Navitas Naturals has introduced a new line of certified organic and kosher sweeteners that are better-for-you alternatives for people seeking sugar alternatives, according to the Novato, Calif-based company. Sweet Tooth consists of Yacon Syrup and Green Stevia from South America and Palm Sugar from Asia. Naturally low on the glycemic index (GI), Palm Sugar helps with weight control and improves glucose and lipid levels in diabetics. Yacon Syrup, derived from the tuberous root of a perennial plant in the Peruvian Andes, looks, tastes and can be used like molasses. No-calorie Green Stevia, despite the fact that its leaves contain glycosides that make them taste as much as 30 times sweeter than sugar, has no effect on the body’s insulin levels. The suggested retail prices are as follows: $3.29 and $5.49 for 8-ounce and 16-ounce resealable pouches of Palm Sugar, respectively; $11.99 for an 8.8-ounce jar of Yacon Syrup; and $11.99 for an 8-ounce resealable pouch of Green Stevia. To learn more, visit www.navitasnaturals.com.