Experience a new low-glycemic sweetener with an unbelievable, natural caramel flavor.
What Is Coconut Palm Sugar?
Coconut palm sugar comes directly from the blossoms of Indonesian coconut trees (Cocos nucifera). It is made by evaporating coconut nectar from tropical palm flowers. The process of making coconut sap sugar is similar to how maple sugar crystals are made. Farmers gently hand-harvest the buds and collect the sweet nectar using traditional methods. The syrup is then kettle-boiled, dehydrated, and ground into crystals. Coconut palm sugar looks similar to brown sugar; however, it has not been chemically altered or enhanced in any way, making it a pure, natural, whole food sweetener.
Note to raw purists: Coconut palm sugar is not a raw product, as it is evaporated using temperatures above 120 degrees.
The Food and Agriculture Organization has reported that palm sweeteners are the most sustainable type of sweetener in the world. Tropical coconut palms require little water to thrive and can actually restore damaged soils and regenerate ecosystems which help support wildlife. Coconut palms are more productive than sugar cane and can produce 50% to 75% more sugar per acre. Coconut palms can be tapped for 70+ years without damaging the tree or the ecosystem, as opposed to sugar cane which can have a negative impact on the environment.
|Benefits||Coconut palm sugar has a low glycemic index (GI) measurement of 35 (compare to cane sugar’s 50). The low GI makes it an ideal natural sweetener for diabetics, those interested in weight loss, or anyone simply looking for a healthier alternative to standard sweeteners. Even though some sugar cane crystals are unrefined and retain many of their natural properties, they are still high on the GI scale and contain very little nutrition. Coconut palm sugar contains vital minerals like potassium, magnesium, sulfur, zinc and iron, as well as vitamins C, B3, B6, B1 and B2. Coconut palm sugar has 25% more potassium than bananas! In addition, low-glycemic foods like coconut palm sugar can help lower LDL levels (“bad cholesterol”).|
|Recommended Usage||Coconut palm sugar is simple to use, as it dissolves easily in liquids and can be used 1:1 to regular sugar. It has a full, unique, delightful caramel taste. Try adding 1 tsp to any beverage or elixir you wish to sweeten. These sweet crystals are perfect for those interested in gourmet superfood creations such as chocolates and desserts. Try our recipe for Chai Almond Milk made with coconut palm sugar!|
|Country of Origin||Indonesia|
|Ingredients||Certified organic coconut palm sugar|
|Specifications||Vegan, Sustainably-grown, Organic, Non-GMO|
|Great for||Anti-Candida, Minerals, Trace Minerals, Bone Strength, Children, Expecting Moms, Immune System|
|Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Recipes||Chai Almond Milk
- Great addition to holiday cookies! Review by karlyn
- my new favorite sweetener Review by Elizabeth
- Amazing Review by Jenamarie
- Love the sustainability and low glycemic index Review by DrMaat
- I really like the flavor and texture of the coconut palm sugar. Review by speckra
- Amazing Review by Happy mom!
- Toss the white sugar in the gabage :) Review by Davey P