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    What's the Primal/Paleo stance on Coconut Nectar? I have an evil plan evolving, but just wanted to know if coconut nectar was an acceptable sub for corn syrup. Not that I'd ever use corn syrup... which is why I'm asking about coconut nectar.
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    I have a bottle of it, I dig it. It's not agave territory but it's still sugar. As an enhancement, I see no problems using truly natural products like honey, maple, coconut or palm sugars, raw, sugar, succanat, etc. Peoples opinions vary wildly in the vast world of Paleo and Primal and WAPF.
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    Added sugar is added sugar. Less-processed added sugar is probably better(or more accurately, less bad) than refined sugar.

    It may have a bit more nutritional value than the refined stuff, but none of us should be under any delusion that significant quantities of "natural" sweeteners are in any way healthy.

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    how sticky is it? would it hold something together like corn syrup would?
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    Hmmm, it's thick like molasses! Give me a rough idea of what you want to bind it with, I can test a bit of it for you, lol. The kitchen hack lab is open...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3nn View Post
    Hmmm, it's thick like molasses! Give me a rough idea of what you want to bind it with, I can test a bit of it for you, lol. The kitchen hack lab is open...
    top secret projects, sorry *neener*

    okay... I give. Shredded coconut. Can it make it ball up?
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    I'll try it later tonight and let you know... unsweetened coconut, I imagine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3nn View Post
    I'll try it later tonight and let you know... unsweetened coconut, I imagine?
    Yup. Just the tiny shreds you can get from Tropical Traditions. Maccaroon shred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsa23 View Post
    Added sugar is added sugar. Less-processed added sugar is probably better(or more accurately, less bad) than refined sugar.

    It may have a bit more nutritional value than the refined stuff, but none of us should be under any delusion that significant quantities of "natural" sweeteners are in any way healthy.
    If your metabolism is working correctly and you are not going to start a carb binge by eating it, I have no problem with natural sugars. grok would have sought them out where he could because they are a nice treat, I regularly use honey as a sweetener and I have no Ill effects.
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    Ok, did the experiment...









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