[Sca-cooks] Agave syrup

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Fri Aug 7 07:28:49 PDT 2009

  I'm not qualified to say what's safe (period, end of thought) for a  
diabetic, either by academic credentials or by life experience -- that  
is, I'm not a medical doctor, nor a diabetic, nor familiar with your  
exact form and severity of diabetes. I've heard from a handful of  
diabetic relatives and friends that they use agave syrup because it's  
sweeter than sugar and safer for them, but you'll want to consult with  
your physician to make certain of the details as they apply to you in  
particular. Given a medical need for it, I'd go with Splenda or  
another artificial sweetener (with physician approval) entirely,  
rather than risk a diabetic episode. Health reasons supersede every  
other consideration when it comes to choosing Period or non-Period  
food ingredients.

Judith / no SCA name yet

On Aug 7, 2009, at 9:22 AM, Elaine Koogler wrote:

> So...is [agave syrup] safe for diabetics to use?  If so, that would  
> be terrific.  I'm
> actually not concerned about whether or not it's period.  Usually I  
> try to
> cook some vegetarian dishes, but other than that, I feel that my  
> obligations
> to food allergies/preferences is to publish a listing of ingredients.
> However, if this is something that would allow me to use a syrup  
> that's safe
> for diabetics, I'd love it as I am diabetic.
> Kiri

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