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With the consistency, taste and appearance just like honey, Brown Rice Syrup can be termed as Vegan Honey.
What is Brown Rice Syrup?
Brown rice syrup is derived from cooking brown rice with some natural non-GMO enzymes. These break down and convert the rice’s starches into sugars such as maltose, malt-triose, and glucose. The liquid obtained is then boiled and reduced into a light brown syrup.
Natural, Vegan and Gluten-free
The syrup is all-natural and organic and is fructose-free and gluten-free. Brown rice syrup is hassle free and can be used right out of the jar in your everyday life. It is a healthy choice as a sweetener in beverages as well as cooked dishes, especially if you want to reduce the sweetnesst adds specialized functional characteristics to your dishes, like make a recipe vegan or gluten-free.
Brown rice syrup is mildly sweet with its taste much like honey. The taste is a little nutty and earthy. While it tastes just like honey some people also compare it to the taste of butterscotch.
Brown Rice Syrup vs. Honey?
Rich in antioxidants, this bee food is derived after transforming nectar from flowers and is thus, saturated with glucose and natural fructose. Most vegans do not consider honey vegan. However, as brown rice syrup is plant-based, it’s the best vegan substitute for honey as it even has a similar taste, consistency, and viscosity. It has good digestibility with no fructose content. It is hypoallergenic and so is safe for all diets. Due to being digestible, it provides instant energy when consumed. Brown Rice syrup comes in all colors, from dark brown to light amber.
Benefits of Brown Rice Syrup
Other than being an efficient source of energy, rice syrup is the go-to sweetener for those following a low FODMAP diet (often for fructose intolerance). Unlike honey, it is suitable for vegans. The best thing about rice syrup is that it doesn’t taste too sweet, unlike the more traditional sweeteners.
Since brown rice is derived from plants and sustainably sourced, it is manufactured into an easily digestible sugar. No artificial ingredients are used during the process of breaking down the starch in cooked rice. Unlike artificial sweeteners that can potentially cause adverse effects on your health, organic brown rice syrup is derived from all-natural brown rice.
Most sugars have fructose content present in them. Unlike glucose, the sugar molecule that can be broken down and utilized in the body easily, fructose can only be broken down in the liver. Since organic brown rice syrups are fructose free, they won’t negatively impact your liver function and metabolic health.
With organic brown rice syrup, you can easily shape foods however you like and keep them intact without baking them. Additionally, it sweetens them while keeping the other ingredients such as fruit, berries, and nuts fresh, in recipes such as healthy granola bars etc.BACK