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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


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
  3. Raw Coconut Sugar


Coconut 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 where it is used to create desserts like the tapioca-like puddingCoconut sugar should not be confused with palm sugar, as both are different from each other, keeping in mind that they come from different trees.

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)
  • There is major difference between coconut sugar and common white sugar in terms of the glycemic index. coconut sugar is low on the count of glycemic index, hence high glycemic index leads to a spike in the  blood glucose level, thereby, leading to a negative impact on the people with diabetes. (2)
  • Coconut sugar is considered good for the gut, as it contains inulin, which has the ability to stimulate the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria, the same that is commonly found in probiotic supplements. Hence, it helps in boosting the overall immune system,and also helps in treating conditions that affects the intestine. (3)


Excess consumption of Coconut sugar can cause problems for diabetic patients, due to the high level of fructose found in it.(4)

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