Scientific name: cocos nucifera
New favorite sweetener among health communities -100% pure nectar of the coconut palm tree (cocos nucifera) blossoms, air-dried to become brown crystals, from Central Java. All-natural, organic, unrefined, gluten-free, preservative-free. No additives, no bleaching. Nutrients are preserved.
3 main reasons why Organic Coconut Palm Sugar is a great choice for natural sweetener:
1. Has a Low Glycemic Index (GI) of 35 (this is half of the GI of your table sugar)
If you are looking to increase energy, lose fat and just feel better, you would need to understand an important tool called the Glycemic Index (GI). All carbohydrates that you ingest (including the carbs in fruits and vegetables) convert to blood sugar-some fast, some slow -and the Glycemic Index measures the rate the conversion takes place. High GI carbs convert to blood sugar pretty quickly in your body thus causing a spike in your blood sugarlevel. When this happens, your brain signals your pancreas to secrete more insulin. Insulin brings your blood sugar back down, but primarily by converting the excess sugar to stored fat. Also, the greater the rate of increase in your blood sugar, the more chance that your body will release an excess amount of insulin, and drive your blood sugar back down too low. If your blood sugar drops too low, you become lethargic (“you crash’) and/or experience increased hunger. Thus, eating high-glycemic carbs(ones that cause a high rate of increase in blood sugar) will hinder the fat burning process and will decrease energy levels.
Low GI foods contain carbohydrates that break down more slowly, releasing glucose more gradually into the bloodstream. The slower rate of digestion suggests less impact on your blood sugar level and insulin response. When insulin levels are normal, your body burns fat more efficiently. Thus, with low GI foods,your body will experience more consistent energy levels and will keep weight off more efficiently. The slow release of energy will also make you feel full longer.
So if you’re looking for a low GI natural sweetener that’s healthier to replace your regular white/brown sugar, Organic Coconut Palm Sugar is a great choice.
2. Is Nutrient-Dense – higher nutritional value than other commercially available natural sweeteners.
Coconut palm sugar is a good source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. In addition, it contains Vitamin B1, B2,B3,B6, and a good range of amino acids. When compared with brown cane sugar, coconut palm sugar has a higher nutritional value, with 2 times the iron, 4 times the magnesium and over 10 times the amount of zinc. When compared with agave nectar,
It is never refined or bleached like white sugar, so there’s absolutely no stripping of minerals/nutrients.
3. Delicious & Rich Caramel-like Flavor (albeit less sweet than regular sugar)
Coconut palm sugar has an amazing taste – a great alternative sweetener to satisfy your sweet tooth without sacrificing your health.
Instructions: Use as 1-to-1 replacement for regular cane sugar in hot/cold beverages, cooking and baking. It dissolves and melts the same way. Note: All sweeteners, even healthy ones like coconut palm sugar, should be consumed with moderation. Low GI does not mean NO calories.
Nature’s Superfoods Organic Coconut Palm Granules is 100% PURE coconut palm crystallized nectar (not mixed with cane sugar) and is certified organic USDA-NOP and EU.
Download our write-up to read more on why Coconut Palm Sugar is getting popular! Click here Organic Coconut Palm Sugar Writeup
This product is now available in Singapore in net 200g packs.