One of the lowest glycemic index sweeteners on the market, Sweet Tree organic coconut palm sugar has a wonderful familiar taste of a soft brown sugar.It has a 6,000 year old history of use in cuisine and traditional medicine throughout SE Asia, so while you may just be learning about it, its been around for a long time with proven results.
“The juice of the coconut tree can be transformed into a sugar as soft as honey… Nature created this product such that it could not be processed in factories. Palm sugar can only be produced in palm tree habitats. Local populations can easily turn the nectar into coconut blossom sugar. It is a way to solve the world’s poverty. It is also an antidote against misery.” Gandhi 3.5.1939
Mahatma Gandhi largely experimented with food; it was important to him. His personal diet was vegetarian and consisted of 1 litre of goat’s milk; 150g wheat and rice; 75g leaf vegetables; 125g other vegetables; 25g lettuce; 40g ghee and 40-50g coconut blossom sugar.
Our coconut palm sugar is always responsibly sourced and fairly traded, grown without chemical pesticides to certified organic EU standards and is GM-free. Our farmers use natural, sustainable methods, and receive a fair price for their delicious crops, making our sugar the perfect choice for a healthy and ethical lifestyle.
Made from the sweet nectar of the coconut tree flower blossoms, coconut palm sugar is a pure and simple low-glycemic cane sugar and agave syrup alternative that provides the energy and nutrition your body needs for a long healthy lifestyle. With a 6,000 year history, palm sweeteners have a proven track record for providing sweetness for the human body.
Coconut palm sugar is made from the nectar produced from the coconut tree (coco nucifera – not the same palm tree that produces Palm Oil). Once collected, it is boiled and processed into a granule. It’s a very simple process and a very simple and pure product. Coconut palm Sugars produce slow release energy, which sustains the human body through your daily activities without regular sugar “highs”, and “lows”.
Coconut palm Sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI), which has benefits for weight control and improving glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). Coconut palm sugars are rated as a GI 35. By comparison, most commercial Agaves are GI 42, Honeys are GI 55 and Cane Sugars are GI 68.
The major component of coconut sugar is sucrose (70-79%) followed by glucose and fructose (3-9%) each. Minor variations will occur, due to differences in primary processing, raw material source, tree age and variety of coconut.
* Please note that some coconut palm sugar on the market is also mixed with cane sugar and other malt-based ingredients. Our coconut palm sugar is PURE coconut palm nectar. No cane sugar added. No maltodextrin added. Just pure, unadulterated coconut palm sugar made from 100% coconut palm nectar from Coco Nucifera, the green coconut tree.
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