Palm SUGAR, Yes Please!

Palm SUGAR, Yes Please!

Yes you may que up the Maroon 5 song cos it’s the perfect addition to your culinary playlist!

They always say “she / he is sweet like sugar”! Sugar is that food item that we all try to escape. It starts with a slice of cake and ends with an entire tub of ice cream. But in our doggo’s life, the sweet in their lives are treat. They value their treats the most! Sometimes even more their toys ( and their hoomans ). On special occasions how we order cakes and baked goodies to celebrate.

 

A few of us celebrate our pet too by ordering dog friendly cakes or cookies too! But many pet friendly bakers already know that sugar levels in baked goodies are at an all-time high. There’s an alternative that a few have found for swapping the all-purpose flour to almond flour.

To add a sweet touch to the cake or cookie, you can use palm sugar! We’re sounding like we’re giving you a complete comprehensive guide to becoming a baker. Well, we’re here to offer the best for your little one. Here’s how this switch will help all you budding pet friendly bakers out there…Palm sugar’s other nickname is coconut sugar. Coconut is non-toxic and safe for dogs when consumed in moderation. It has anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can improve your furry baby’s overall skin health and maintain the coat's lustre. The yeast and bacterial infections will be kept at bay. Coconut is indeed a soothing fruit! Or, you could even call it a soothing drupe.

First, the coconut palm sap is tapped by cutting into the tree's flower-bud stem to obtain the nectar. In this process, they obtain a sweet translucent substance also known as coconut sap. The sap is mixed with water and boiled to form a syrup. The syrup is then dried and allowed to crystallize. Later, they break the dried sap to create sugar granules.

Palm sugar has a lower glycemic index. It means that the level of glucose in it is low. This property of palm sugar makes it safe for a canine’s consumption. Canines suffering from obesity and diabetes can also enjoy the goodness of palm sugar in their treats. This sugar looks similar to brown sugar, but the sweet quotient is a lot less compared to the regular granulated white sugar.

There are various essential nutrients including calcium, iron, vitamin C, zinc, antioxidants, and fibre present in palm sugar. White sugar consumed in tiny portions will not cause any harm to your furry baby. However, it does not provide any nutritional benefits like palm sugar can provide. Who knew sweetness could be this healthy? But, hey do not forget moderation is essential!

If you are making a homemade treat for your furry baby, all you need to do is replace the sugar mentioned in the recipe with an equal portion of palm sugar. It is always advisable to consult a veterinarian before including a new food item in your pet’s diet. Canines can come with an array of allergies including being allergic to palm sugar. Consulting a vet can prevent future complications.

Once you get a go-ahead from your veterinarian, you could prepare some yummy treats for him or her using palm sugar. If your pup is allergic to palm sugar, look out for another sugar alternative. You could use honey, maple syrup, or only rely on fruit for its sweetness. Do not forget to consult your vet before! Just remember to keep their sugar intake low, because they’re already sweet enough!

Nonetheless, you and your pup could jam on Adam Levine’s SUGAR!

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