November 15, 2019


Rice Malt Syrup really did become hugely popular quickly!  We know it became a big thing earlier this decade because it was ‘sugar free’ but why did Rice Malt Syrup have everyone gushing?

Rice Malt Syrups have popped up suddenly in the supermarket and recipe everywhere.  Especially since ‘Bliss Balls’ became so huge! Sugar alternatives are always so popular!

First let’s explore some Rice Malt Syrup Facts – like what it actually is and how it’s made.

Rice malt syrup is made from 100% organic brown rice. It is made by culturing rice with enzymes to breakdown the starches and then cooking until it becomes syrup.

Rice malt syrup is 100% fructose free.

Why would you use Rice Malt Syrup instead of sugar?

According to Steph Lowe from the Natural Nutritionist, it’s a no brainer when considering the swap from sugar to rice malt syrup.

“The importance here is that the carbohydrates in rice malt syrup provide a steady supply of energy, requiring up to 90 minutes digestion time.

Other sweeteners like sugar, honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar and agave, which range from 50-90% fructose, are faster releasing sugars. This can cause insulin spikes, the associated blood sugar crashes (the blood sugar-insulin rollercoaster) and therefore cravings, hunger and fatigue.

Or in other words, the all-too-common 3.30-itis. Chronically elevated insulin levels lead to fat accumulation and longer term, obesity and diabetes”.

Steph goes on to remind us in her article that avoiding the blood-sugar rollercoaster is the key to satiety, hormonal control and weight management.

To quote Sarah Wilson, the I Quit Sugar expert … “the problem with fructose is that the metabolic burden rests on your liver. It is converted directly to fatty acids, and then body fat”.

Is there a downside to Rice Malt Syrup?

It’s really important to remember that Rice Malt Syrup is a sugar alternative.  It’s not a non-sugar all together.  It really doesn’t have any nutritional benefit but it is a better alternative to some other sugar alternatives.

We recommend doing as much research as possible before you jump onto the Rice Malt Syrup bandwagon.  But if thinking about it means that reducing your sugar is on your radar, that is always a good thing.

So there’s a few Rice Malt Syrup Facts.  Now for some recipes.

What we love about lots of recipes that include Rice Malt Syrup is that they are very natural.  The ingredients are often plant based, high in protein and other nutrients.

Because of this, the recipes tend to be rich and dense which often encourages feeling full after eating far less food than if you were eating food made from processed sugar and other processed ingredients.

Here are a few recipes on the MoM Site you might like to try:

Which Rice Malt Syrup to buy?

There are lots of Rice Malt Syrup products available now.  In MoM’s Pre Shop Directory, Rate It, Pure Harvest Organic Rice Malt Syrup does rate very well with MoM Members.

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  • I only became aware of it yesterday when I read a recipie on here that mentioned it


  • I was not really aware of rice malt syrup, so this is very helpful information.


  • I used Rice Malt Syrup for a long time a few years ago and it just got too expensive because Woolworths only sells the little jars and I would end up needing almost a full jar to substitute it in recipes.


  • Thanks for the information, I was wondering about this the other day when someone mentioned they used it


  • Interesting to read I never really understood the hype but now I do!


  • I’m keen to try thanks Mouths of mums


  • I would never have tried rice malt syrup, might give it a go now that I know more about it. Along with som e yummy looking recipes!


  • There are some great recipes on here using rice malt syrup


  • Thank you for those facts, cheers.


  • This is certainly new to me. Not sure I would look for it over sugar. Good information to keep in mind.


  • How interesting!


  • I have never brought it before.Don’t know how to use them.


  • There are some great recipes on here using rice malt syrup too


  • It’s not something I’ve known about, ever used, or could imagine using.


  • I’ve never used it as I wasn’t really sure what it was thanks for an interesting article


  • I’ve never bought it as I wasn’t really sure what it was about, thanks for the article


  • I don’t think i have ever used it – interesting article


  • Not a good article ! I hope people who read this don’t just accept this as the truth but do their own research.
    A different view; https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/brown-rice-syrup/


  • I’ve never used rice malt syrup and I don’t think I ever will.


  • It was only yesterday a friend mentioned this. So was good to see this and get some info on it.


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