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Need A Brand Of Palm Sugar
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I've been trying to find one that's safe but so far I'm having no luck. Any suggestions? And yes, please don't confuse it with coconut palm sugar, they are different products :P

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Not sure why the ones you have seen are not "safe". I didn't know what it was, so I googled it. The 2 kinds I looked at listed the sugar as the only ingredient.

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The palm sugars I buy are always gluten free. I purchase them at an Asian store here in Canada.

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The palm sugars I buy are always gluten free. I purchase them at an Asian store here in Canada.

What are the brand names? I'll try and find an Asian grocery around where I live though and see what they have, that's a good idea.

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Asian stores are great for so many things, such as very fine rice flour, which is a lot finer than those in regular grocery stores. Not to mention cheaper!

One of the palm sugars in my pantry is Cock brand and contains only 100% pure palm sugar. The other is in Asian which I cannot read. Sorry! But the ingredient lists only 100% palm sugar.

I buy all sorts of excellent noodles there, too, such as mung bean, purple yam, cornstarch, and so on. Right now I probably have at least 12 different kinds of noodles from the Asian store. And they are dirt cheap. :)

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The other is in Asian which I cannot read.

Don't think that's a language :P also that brand is made from coconut palm. Seems like everything is. Argh.

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Don't think that's a language :P also that brand is made from coconut palm. Seems like everything is. Argh.

It is a language - there are a few "letters" that look like the brand that are separate; the other letters are formed into a sentence that I cannot decipher.

But it states that it simply contains palm sugar so I would think whatever the brand is (!!) would be safe. Same with the Cock brand which I mentioned above, if you can locate it.

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The terms "palm sugar" and "coconut palm sugar" seem to be used interchangeably. The Cock brand is from the coconut palm.

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I did not realize that. Sorry for harping on and on about the brands that I have! :o

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It's ok, the labeling gets really confusing. I found one that says it is from the palmyra palm but it still calls it coconut palm sugar :blink:

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