Coconut Sugar is the boiled and dehydrated sap of the coconut palm. It has been touted as a better alternative to regular/table sugar. It isn’t a nutritional superfood, but it does offer more vitamins and minerals than white sugar. It contains traces of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. Coconut sugar also provides small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and antioxidants. You will also find the vitamin B inositol which is often used as a mood booster, in coconut sugar.
The glycemic index measures the effects of carbohydrates on your blood sugar. Coconut sugar ranks just 35 on this index, while regular table sugar ranks between 60 and 75. Foods high on the glycemic index cause your blood sugar to spike, which can lead to a sugar rush and subsequent crash. Fast spikes in blood sugar can also cause your insulin levels to soar in a short period of time, and this can have serious consequences for diabetics.
- Rich in vitamins and minerals
- Low glycemic index
- Gluten free
- 100% natural
- No preservatives
- Can be consumed by all ages