Early this summer we will be making the jump from agave to organic cane sugar. This week we will talk about why we are so excited about making the change.
Blossom Water is becoming a functional beverage! It will be probiotic infused and feature fewer calories (just 10 per serving) and the Blossom Water flavors you know and love (Lemon Rose, Pomegranate Geranium, Plum Jasmine, and Grapefruit Lilac) plus a new favorite: Mango Hibiscus! We are in production now. Check out our press release. Among our other exciting changes is our cleaner ingredient stack which we are happy to say includes organic cane sugar.
Yes. Sugar. But not all sugars are created equal. In the same way that not all fats are bad, neither are all sugars. While some artificial sugars and sugar substitutes have been linked to all manner undesirable side effects from migraines to fibromyalgia, organic cane sugar is the good sugar known to retain some of the nutrients present in natural sugar cane, namely, polyphenols. The sugar cane plant contains trace amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, thiamine and riboflavin. Goodies that are stripped away from refined white sugar.
Adding insult to injury, refined white sugar not only lacks such nutrients but robs them and others (such as calcium, phosphorus, vitamin D, magnesium, and zinc) from your body as you suck down the sweets. In other words, refined white sugar is kind of an anti-nutrient. Its consumption reduces your overall nutrient intake.
According to MotherNaturesDiet, “It requires some B vitamins (particularly vitamin B1 (thiamine), and B3 (niacin)), some vitamin C, and also calcium (we’ll talk about the calcium later), and trace amounts of potassium, magnesium, zinc, chromium and sodium in order to absorb and use the energy provided by refined sugar, this most popular of carbohydrates. This means, that consuming foods high in sugar (this includes HFCS, the food industry’s favourite additive, High Fructose Corn Syrup – often labelled as glucose-fructose syrup in the UK), depletes your bodies stored reserves of these nutrients.” (https://mothernaturesdiet.me/2014/12/23/white-refined-sugar-is-an-anti-nutrient/)
While the amount of sugar you ingest in your favorite treat is not going to force your body to leech out all of its precious resources, it isn’t great for you. And great for you is our new raison d’etre. We’re taking our amazing floral flavor to new heights with functional benefits for supporting immune system!