Are Chai Lattes Low in Sugar?
Most chai lattes you find in the supermarkets and cafes are extremely high in processed sugar. You are pretty much sipping on a cup of warm sugar milky and a pinch of spice. But of course, there is a healthier alternative to the typical McDonald's Chai Latte that tastes seriously good and sweet without the nasties. White, brown and panela sugar are all made from cane sugar. It is the manufacturing process that ultimately affects the results of the flavour and health benefits.
All our Chai Lords chai blends & products are sweetened with Certified Organic Panela Sugar. For those who do not know, panela sugar is unrefined and unprocessed cane sugar. This allows the panela sugar to retain all of its much-needed nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. These include potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, B, C, D and E. You can enjoy your Chai Lords chai latte without the guilt!
Unlike panela sugar, white sugar undergoes a refining process that includes clarification and centrifugation, a process in which sugar is spun at a high speed to separate it from the molasses and form the sugar crystals. By removing the molasses, the sugar is made to be white. The nutrients vitamins are stripped from the sugar leaving it with little nutritional value.
Brown sugar is basically white sugar with some molasses added back to it.
The panela sugar used in our Chai Lords chai latte products compliments the flavour of traditional masala chai with its hints of caramel, molasses and spice. It is also a perfect substitute when baking, hence why our Instant Chai Latte powder works perfectly in so many baking recipes. From chai latte cookies to turmeric chai roasted cauliflower, we have got any occasion covered.
Panela sugar is said to:
- Increase blood flow and reduce blood clots
- Prevent cardiovascular disease
- Boost your immune system
- Reduce respiratory inflammatory diseases
Our range is also gluten free, dairy free, preservative free, non-GMO and guilt free! You can enjoy cup of the good stuff with the harmful preservatives and chemicals. Certified organic panela sugar combined with our natural chai spices creates an addictive chai latte blend. We offer both instant and loose-leaf blends to satisfy all chai addict.