Coconut sugar

Sweet and yet healthy

In Indonesia, coconut sugar is produced by manually collecting the nectar from coconut palm flowers and then processing it in local villages, where it is dried until it crystallizes into sugar. The nectar is collected from palms that no longer bear fruit. The local farmers can thus give them a new life and don’t have to cut them down. Coconut sugar has a low glycemic index (with a value of only 35), it has a pleasant caramel flavour and it contains many micronutrients. It is an excellent substitute for refined sugar, and even diabetics will appreciate it. In Asia, it has already been used for hundreds of years. Coconut sugar is among the real delicacies.

Health benefits:

  • It strengthens the immune system.
  • It has antiviral and antibacterial effects.
  • It benefits people with high blood pressure and people with cardiovascular diseases, mainly due to its potassium content.
  • It has a high proportion of antioxidants, which play an important role in cancer prevention.
  • It acts against the negative free radicals, which are all around us.

Vitamins and minerals: Coconut sugar is rich in B vitamins. It contains the minerals magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron and 14 amino acids.

Country of origin: Indonesia