- Organic Food
- Healthy Breakfast
- Bakery, Snacks & Protein bars
- Grocery & Staples
- Gourmet Foods
- Baby Foods
- Health Supplements & Medicine
Coconut sugar, sometimes called coconut palm sugar, comes from the sap of the coconut palm tree — not the coconuts.
Harvesters tap coconut palm sap by cutting into the tree’s flower bud stem to access its nectar. The palm liquid sap is then collected into containers. This sap is placed under heat and boiled until the water gets evaporated and only raw coconut sugar remains.
Coconut sugar is a popular sweetener in many vegan diets, as it is plant-based and minimally processed. Because of its properties, it is considered a better sweetener with a lower glycemic index.
It has a low-glycemic index and ranks just 35 on the Glycemic index. Regular sugar ranks 60-65. Moreover, coconut sugar contains a fiber called insulin that is known to slow down glucose absorption.
Hence, it does not spike up our insulin levels. Coconut sugar is also high on antioxidants, iron, calcium, and potassium.