Zesa Raw products are superior in taste and health functions because they are:

1. Cultivated in the world’s best ecological cane farms.

100% unprocessed and unrefined cane sugar planted and

hand cut by hand by small-scale sustainable farmer co-ops.

2. Made from new cane seed stocks each planting (non-GMO).

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Certified Organic, Kosher & Fair Trade.

3. Able to retain more molasses for a richer, unique flavor.

Hints of caramel, vanilla and raw cocoa.

4. More supportive of health functions compared to other sugars.

 Low glycemic index (GI) and low glycemic load (GL).

5. Nutrient dense and lower carbohydrates.

 Compared to Agave, Maple Syrup, Honey and White Sugar.

6. All our cane sugar products are low glycemic index & low glycemic load.

7. Better aligned with Physicians and Certified Health Nutritionists preference for low GL (glycemic index) foods.

According to Dee McCaffrey, CDC (featured on “The Doctors” and other major health TV-shows)


Nutrient Comparison

Nutrient Comparison of Granulated Sugars :

Nutrient Comparison Amount
Based on a
100 gram sample size
Rapadou Organic whole
Cane sugar
(Zesa Raw)
Evaporated Cane
Juice/Organic
sugar(Whole Sweeteners)
Turbinado, aka
“Sugar in the Raw”
(USDA)*
White Sugar
(USDA)*
MINERALS
Calcium (g) 108.5 20-40 12 1
Iron (mg) 1.8 unavailable 1 0.05
Magnesium (mg) 28.2 3-6 2 0
Phosphorous (mg) 7.3 3-7 1 0
Potassium (mg) 90.0 17-40 29 2
CALORIES per serving
(1 tbsp / 4 grams)
15 15 18 16
CARBOHYDRATES
per serving
4 4 4.6 4.2
GLYCEMIC INDEX LOW (50)** MEDIUM (65) MEDIUM (65) MEDIUM (65)
GLYCEMIC LOAD
per serving
2 3 3 3

Nutrient Comparison of Sugar Cubes:

Nutrient Comparison Amount
Based on a
100 gram sample size
Rapadou Organic whole
Cane sugar
(Zesa Raw)
Demerarra
Rough Cut
cubes
(USDA)*
Pure Cane Rough
Cut Brown Sugar
Cubes (La Perruche)
(USDA)*
Pure Cane
Rough Cut White
Sugar cubes
(USDA)*
MINERALS
Calcium (g) 1,497 12 83 1
Iron (mg) 2.2 1 0.71 0.05
Magnesium (mg) 27 2 9 0
Phosphorous (mg) 6 1 4 0
Potassium (mg) 79.8 29 133 2
CALORIES per typical
serving (1 cube)
11.4 15 20 20
CARBOHYDRATES
per typical serving
3.6 4 5 4
GLYCEMIC INDEX LOW (50)** MEDIUM (65) MEDIUM (65) MEDIUM (65)
GLYCEMIC LOAD 2 3 3 3

Nutrient Comparison of Syrups:

Nutrient Comparison Amount
Based on a
100 gram sample size
Rapadou
Cane Syrup
(Zesa Raw)
Maple Syrup
(USDA)*
Honey
(USDA)*
Organic Brown
Rice Syrup
(Lundberg Family)
MINERALS
Calcium (g) 76.1 109 6 0
Iron (mg) 0.22 0.11 0.42 0
Magnesium (mg) 0.22 21 2 Unavailable
Phosphorous (mg) 0.01 0 4 Unavailable
Potassium (mg) 3.12 225 52 Unavailable
CALORIES per typical
serving (1 tbsp)
57 52 64 75
CARBOHYDRATES
per serving
10 13 17 18
GLYCEMIC INDEX LOW (50)** LOW (54) MEDIUM (69) HIGH (98)
GLYCEMIC LOAD
per serving
5 7 12 18

* USDA Nutrient Database
**approximate GI of whole cane sugar based on effect of sugarcane polyphenol (antioxidant) GI-lowering effect of sucrose.