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Healthy Food Database - Gula Melaka

Gula Melaka is a palm sugar with a flavour similar to brown sugar, popular in Asian food, both sweet and savoury.
Category: Sweetener
In Season: all year
To Buy: Buy in blocks from Asian stores and specialty food retailers.
To Store: Store in airtight containers away from heat and humidity. In very humid weather, the sugar will soften and even possibly melt, but this does not affect the flavour.
Tips & Tricks: Add Gula Melaka to Asian salad dressings, satay sauces and savoury dishes for an authentic flavour.

Nutrition (1 Cup):

Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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