Professional FAQs: Cane sugar vs Granulated sugar: Which is healthier?

Expert opinion from Cassia D Muller

Bechelor in Nutrition · 2 years of experience · Brazil

None of them have any health benefits, so there is no better one. Consume what most pleases your taste or best matches the recipe you are going to make. Always in moderation and in small amounts.

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Expert opinion from Leticia Soares

Postgraduate Degree in Public and Family Health/Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics · 5 years of experience · Brazil

Cane sugar is less processed and healthier than granulated sugar, since during the stages of cane sugar processing to obtain granulated sugar, many nutrients that are naturally present in cane sugar are lost. Cane sugar is source of a complex mixture of polyphenolic and phenolic flavonoid compounds. The adequate intake of polyphenols may play a vital role in health through the regulation of metabolism, weight, chronic disease, and cell proliferation. Sugar cane also is rich in nutritional prebiotic oligosaccharides that are nondigestible food ingredients and help maintain a healthy population of microorganisms in the human colon.

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Expert opinion from Carolina Castro

PhD Candidate (Health Services), Post Graduate Functional Clinical Nutrition, Bachelor’s Degree Nutrition and Dietetics · 7 years of experience · Australia

Cane sugar is less processed compared to granulated sugar, in that way can be a but healthier option to bakery than granulated, also granulated sugar is made of sugar beets and sugarcane is just made by purely cane

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