Coconut Sugar, also known sometimes as coconut palm sugar, is made by boiling the coconut palm without the use of artificial ingredients or synthetic substances. Coconut sugar appears as coarse brown granules and is now universally popular, having originally been used in large parts of Asia.
Features and details:
Coconut sugar is not refined or chemically manipulated, unlike white sugar. Coconut sugar is low on fructose, which can only be broken down by the liver and produces excess fat.
Coconut sugar contains electrolytes like potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium which help regulate water content and energy levels. It also has minerals like zinc and calcium that aid in stronger bones while its nitrogen content supports the cardiovascular system.
Low glycemic index
Coconut sugar has a low glycemic index which helps avoid sugar spikes one gets post excess consumption of carbs. This is because it contains inulin which slows down glucose absorption in the body.
Improves gut health
Coconut sugar helps promote bifidobacteria in the intestines. Bifidobacteria are known to improve gut health by producing more good bacteria. It also boosts immunity.
How to prepare?
You can use Coconut Sugar in baking because of its sugar-like properties to make desserts, porridges, biscuits, and more. You can also use it as a sweetener for your usual beverages, and in dishes like casseroles and cheesecakes.