Coconut Sugar is made from the sap of coconut palms.
Coconut sugar is also called coconut palm sugar.
It’s a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap, which is the sugary circulating fluid of the coconut plant. It is often confused with palm sugar, which is similar but made from a different type of palm tree.
Coconut sugar is made in a natural 2-step process:
- A cut is made on the flower of the coconut palm and the liquid sap is collected into containers.
- The sap is placed under heat until most of the water has evaporated.
The end product is brown and granulated. Its color is similar to that of raw sugar, but the particle size is typically smaller or more variable.
it is sold as granule, blocks or liquid. It has an extremely low glycemic index, and an extremely high nutrient content.
It is considered to be one of the best natural sweeteners. It is an all-natural, whole food and is unrefined and not highly processed like brown sugar and other sugars. However it is still high in calories and fructose.
Studies in the Philippines, Japan and Australia have shown that the glycemic index of coconut sugar is between 38 and 54.
In comparison other sweeteners have these Gi values;
Date sugar; 100
Maple syrup; 698
Honey; Upper 70s
Cane sugar products; 65 to 100
Use coconut sugar instead of regular sugar.