The low GI, raw, unprocessed sweetener taking the the health food industry by storm! With a GI value of between 30-35, it is the lowest GI sweetener on the market. It fairs better than honey or Agave Nectar!
The caramelised taste of Coconut Sugar complements just about everything you could think to cook with it. It goes great in tea and coffee, you can replace it 1:1 with sugar in any recipe, it's great for the kids and won't give you that blood sugar spike like standard cane sugar does.
Also known as Coconut Palm Sugar, it is extracted from the Coconut Flower Blossom from the Coconut Palm Tree. It pours out of the flowers as a delicious fresh nectar and is then reduced to fine granules over a heated pan. There are still places today that extract and process Coconut Sugar the same way it has always been made. Hand kneaded to perfection. Check out this clip from Big Tree Farms in Bali, where they hand process this delicate sweetener.
One of the greatest reasons to use Coconut Sugar as an alternative to other sweeteners is its nutrient content. Coconut Sugar contains trace amounts of several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants so you're not just getting a sweetener, you're getting a few little extras in there also.
Some of the nutrients you'll find in Coconut Sugar include:
- Vitamin C
- B Vitamins such as Inositol
Try some Big Tree Farms Coconut Sugar today! It's low GI, low fructose, sustainable, nutrient rich, tastes delicious and always in stock here at Go Vita Robina. Check out our Recipes for some great ideas on how you can use Coconut Sugar in your cooking.