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01-07-2009, 09:44 AM
hello all, i read an article in hightimes that said that, sucanat, a natural sweetener, was a good product to use during the flowering cycle. its supposed to produce larger and sweeter buds.the article said to use at the rate of 1tsp-2tsp a gallon...hydro or soil. has anybody used this product? i guess you can find it at health food stores.
01-07-2009, 10:14 AM
I have heard some good things about it. The best thing to do is to test things out. All strains react differently to different things. So one plant may love it and make the buds super fat, and one could hate it and have leaves die off or other problems. Or you will find one in the middle you know. Its all trial and error my friend.
01-07-2009, 11:49 AM
ty joker, ill do what u suggest
01-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Sucanat (a contraction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contraction) of "Sugar Cane Natural") is non-refined cane sugar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarcane). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat#cite_note-0) Unlike refined and processed white sugar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar), Sucanat retains its molasses (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molasses) content; it is essentially pure dried sugar cane juice. The juice is extracted by mechanical processes, heated and cooled at which point the small brown grainy crystals are formed.
Sucanat is generally accepted as a substitute for brown sugar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_sugar). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat#cite_note-1) Unlike regular brown sugar, sucanat is grainy instead of crystalline. Of all major sugars derived from sugar cane, Sucanat (not a "processed" sugar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat#cite_note-2)) ranks the highest in nutritional value, containing a smaller proportion of sucrose than white cane sugar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugarcane). (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sucanat#cite_note-3) However, Sucanat (in common with all sugars) is not a significant source of any nutrient apart from simple carbohydrates.
Sucanat may be confused with turbinado sugar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbinado_sugar), however; the two are fundamentally different. Turbinado sugar contains only a trace amount of its original molasses content, making it similar to refined sugar except with a golden color and a hint of molasses flavor. Sucanat, on the other hand, retains its full molasses content and flavor, thus making it, as stated above, pure dried cane juice. Its grainy form also contrasts with the clear, crystalline form of turbinado.
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