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Coconut Crystals vs. Xylitol ?

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Updated October 19, 2014 at 3:59 AM
Created December 28, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Is Coconut Crystals: http://www.coconutsecret.com/crystals2.html

Any better than sugar?

Is it better than Xylitol? http://store.xylitolusa.com/products/1lb-Xylitol-Bag.html

Having just finished the Perfect Health Diet book (which I loved), I have a growing sense that too much fructose is bad for the liver, and body overall.

What's the Paleo Party Line on the best sweetener?

Thanks, Mike

PS: I seem to recall reading that xylitol has some good properties for teeth and reducing bio-film, whatever that is.

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1127 · December 28, 2012 at 8:09 AM

I'd avoid the corn sourced products.

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968 · December 28, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Honey can't be beat. Xylitol can be made of corn or birch, hard to know which. There is a little voice against xylitol lately. We have taken it off our shop shelves until we hear good news. If in doubt, throw if out! (ie don't do it)

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615 · December 28, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Raw honey cant be beat for flavour and health properties

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1127 · December 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM

My line on best sweetener is the most local raw honey to wherever you happen to be or enjoy yourself going to.

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1495 · December 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Agree on the honey. Recently bought some coconut sugar for a recipe - I think it tastes pretty funky. Stick with honey or Grade B maple sauce for a smokier taste, and use it all sparingly.

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