Coconut Sugar

Coconut Sugar


Healthy sugar alternative or a Big, Fat Lie?

As the harmful effects of sugar and high fructose corn syrup become increasingly more evident, people are turning to natural alternatives.

A sweetener that has become very popular in the past few years is coconut sugar.

This sugar is derived from the coconut palm tree and is touted as being more nutritious and lower on the glycemic index than sugar.

Is it more Nutritious than regular sugar?

Regular table sugar and high fructose corn syrup don’t contain any vital nutrients and therefore supply “empty” calories.

However, coconut sugar does retain quite a bit of the nutrients found in the coconut palm.  Most notable of these are the minerals iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants that may also provide some health benefits.

Then it contains a fiber called Inulin, which may slow glucose absorption and explain why coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar.

Coconut sugar is very high in calories (same as regular sugar) and you’d have to eat a ridiculous amount of it to satisfy your need for the above nutrients.

I’d like to point out that even though coconut sugar contains some nutrients, you would get a lot more from other real foods.  But as an alternative to what is currently available I know what I have in my



Certified Organic

Crystalized tropical coconut blossom nectar.

Low GI.

What is coconut sugar and how is it made?

Coconut sugar is also called coconut palm sugar.

It is a natural sugar made from sap, which is the sugary circulating fluid of the tropical palm tree blossom, harvested high in the swaying canopy by traditional farmers in exotic locales. 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:

  1. A cut is made on the flower of the coconut palm and the liquid sap is collected into containers.
  1. The sap is placed under heat until most of the water has evaporated.


Like raw or brown sugar, only better, boasting a naturally low Glycemic Index (GI35) which is nearly have that of cane sugar (GI68). A nutritional content richer than possibly all commercially available sweeteners, including 12 amino acids and minerals, is an added bonus – a delicious taste with planet friendly attributes.

Additional information

Weight 215 g