Panutsang Bao Sugar is Healthy But Using it is Not Convenient

Taking oatmeal every morning is my habit. It is healthy cause it helps expel away extra body fat. Oatmeal has a bland taste so adding some sugar is ideal to make it sweeter and yummier.

I made another serving of oatmeal. I used the panutsang bao as sweetener. I placed the whole jaggery on chopping board. Got a real sharp knife. I sliced some panutsang bao and placed it on mug. Filled the mug with recently boiled water. Stir until dissolved. Added oatmeal and set aside for few minutes.

jaggery slices in mug

jaggery sweetened oatmeal

Adding oatmeal before adding jaggery is not recommended. Dissolving it will take longer.

Panutsang bao is a natural solid sugar. It is almost similar to muscovado sugar. Their difference, muscovado is powder while panutsang bao is solid. Based from my experimental experience a freshly harvested sweet plant will will become a powdered sugar when heated to dryness. On the other hand partially fermented  plant sap will be hard solid when the liquid is evaporated.

Both sugar are healthy but panutsang bao posses one great disadvantage. It is solid. Its everyday usage is hard. Anyone should cut it to smaller pieces before using. Not convenient.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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