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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Barley Malt Syrup



Clearspring malt syrups have a rich, mellow taste, and a milder sweetness than that of sugar, honey or maple syrup. As a result they are less likely to overpower the taste of other foods and can be used to sweeten hot drinks and baked foods, as well as toppings for cakes, pancakes and desserts.

Barley malt syrup has a deep, rich, complex flavour like molasses and is stickier than rice malt syrup, great for use as a binder, so ideal for making muesli bars and popcorn clusters.

Note: When using malt syrups instead of sugar in baking you will need to add them to the liquid ingredients in the recipe rather than the solid ingredients such as flour. You may also need to adjust the quantities of solid ingredients to avoid creating a batter that is too wet.


Ingredients: Organic sprouted barley (83%), water (17%).



Are malt syrups better for you than refined sugar?

Refined white sugar has been nicknamed "white death" because it contains no nutrients beyond "empty" calories and many studies have shown that it causes weight gain, diabetes, depression, suppresses the immune system and just like a drug, is very addictive. The best option of course is to avoid sugar or replacing it with more natural sweeteners such as malt syrups. They are made up of complex sugars which enter the bloodstream more slowly than white sugar and as they are relatively unprocessed they also contain a range of nutrients and minerals.



Glycemic Index

The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly blood glucose levels rise after eating a particular type of food. Foods that rapidly release glucose rate high on the glycemic index (GI) and foods that slowly release glucose rate low. But the GI rating alone does not give you all of the information you need to determine a food’s effect on your blood sugar. It only tells you how quickly the carbohydrates in a food should turn into sugar in your blood. The glycemic load (GL) tells you how much of that carb the food contains. And of course the amount you eat of that particular food is also a huge factor in the rise of your blood sugar.



About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.



Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Organic Barley Malt Syrup
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Condiments
Packaging:  330g
Claims:  Organic, kosher, vegan, wheat free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: £2.89
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/



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Product Spotlight: Coco Royal Coconut Water


Coco Royal an all-natural, super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte coconut water!  Currently there are 7 varieties all available in a 300ml glass bottle.

Natural cotonut water 60%
Coconut pulp 2%
Gelling agent
GPotassium metabisulphite


About Thailand Coconut
Founded by Mr.Phonsaeng Saebe in 1995, Royal Plus co.,Ltd. is a family owned business, as well as the leading manufacturer of a complete line of premium quaility of Thai fruit juice such as coconut water, sweet tamarind juice, mango juice, passion fruit juice, pineapple juice and aloe vera under CocoRoyal brand and OEM brand for our world wide customer.

We can make sample accordning to customer's requirement for trial and approval before production starts, new formula takes around 20-30 days and keep it only for the customer

Our factory is located near Bangkok at 29/88 Moo 8, Orm Noi, Gratumban district, Samutsakorn province, 74130, Thailand, on land space around 60,060 (15 acres).

Our employees have been trained intensively, emphasizing on hygiene, sanitation, and safe pratice in very stage of our manufacturing process. We have obtained GMP, HACCP and US FDA to ensureour standard.

Using the premium raw materials with high technology machinery, automatic assembly line in process, our products always maintain and the high quality. We are endeavoring to expand the reputation of Thai fruit juice to worldwide with our nutritions, hygeinic, and great tasting products. We continually research and develop our products' quality to achieve the highest level of efficiency for the best quality and vaiety of products for customer's choice.
Company: Thailand Coconut
Brand: Coco Royal
Origin: Thailand
Category: Juice
Claims: Hydrating, 60% Coconut Water
Packaging: 300ml bottle
Varieties: Original, Coconut Water with Aloe Vera, Coconut Water & Barley, Mango, Pineapple, Tamarind, Passionfruit
Price: $0.75 USD
Website: royalplus.co.th


















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