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Coconut Sugar

Also Known As : Coco sugar, Coconut palm sugar, Coco sap sugar or Coconut blossom sugar
Technical Name : Cocos nucifera

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Coconut sugar is subtly sweet almost like brown sugar but with a little bit hint of caramel.

Usage Tips

  1. Coconut sugar can be stirred into coffee or tea, sprinkled on top of pancakes or waffles, or can be used in savory recipes like curries, chicken or fish.
  2. It should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Common names and forms

  1. Coconut Palm Sugar
  2. Organic Coconut Sugar

Description

This sugar comes from the buds of coconut tree flowers. Coconut sugar is obtained by 2-step process which involves a cut that is made on the coconut palm flower where the liquid sap is collected into containers, and then this sap is placed under heat till the water has evaporated. It is golden brown in color. It is used in Indonesian cuisine. Coconut sugar is primarily produced in Southeast Asia—specifically Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Health benefits

  • Iron found in coconut sugar increases blood circulation.(1)
  • It also lowers bad cholesterol.(1)
  • Polyphenolic compounds and phytonutrients in coconut sugar act as antioxidants in the body, which will lower the impact of free radicals and prevent oxidative stress.(1)
  • It contains potassium which regulates blood pressure.(1)

Note

Excess consumption of Coconut sugar can cause problems for diabetic patients, due to the high level of fructose found in it.(2)

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