COCONUT SUGAR (FROM COCOS NUCIFERA PALM) IS OBTAINED FROM A SWEET JUICE GATHERING INSIDE THE COCONUT PALM TREE.
COCONUT SUGAR LOOKS LIKE CANE SUGAR, YET ITS PARTICLES ARE FINER.
Coconut sugar bio by Purella comes from certified plantations based in Indonesia. The product is free from GMOs. It contains neither preservatives nor any other additives. It suits vegans and vegetarians. It is also naturally gluten-free.
Coconut sugar as an alternative to regular white sugar
Sugar obtained from coconut palm is considered a healthier substitute for white sugar. It includes inulin, i.e. fiber slowing down the absorption of saccharides. Coconut sugar contains trace amounts of nutritious elements, such as iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium. However, to cover a daily demand for these minerals, you would have to consume half a glass of coconut sugar.
Coconut sugar is a natural prebiotic, meaning that it ”feeds” good bacteria in the intestine and encourages their multiplication.
Coconut sugar in your healthy diet
Although coconut sugar contains precious elements, it is as calorific as traditional white sugar. It raises blood sugar level to a lesser degree, yet still comprises fructose. If consumed too much of in a diet, it leads to obesity and metabolic diseases. Therefore, coconut sugar, similarly to the white one, has to be consumed reasonably. A daily portion of it in your healthy diet should not exceed 6 teaspoons.
The taste of coconut t sugar resembles cane sugar. When added, it turns desserts slightly nutty in color.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2014 coconut sugar was recognized as a sweetener, that affects the natural environment in the least invasive way. Trees consume minimum amounts of water and energy. There are no additives in the sugar received from the coconut palm tree.
The glycemic index for coconut sugar ranges from 35 to 42 GI (depending on the producer). To compare – white sugar’s GI is exactly 60.
100 g of sugar from the coconut palm tree equal 375 kcal.