Reasons For Using Coconut Sugar

Reasons For Using Coconut Sugar
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Coconut sugar is natural sugar made from the sap of cut flow buds of the coconut palm. It has been used for thousands of years in the South and South-East Asian regions where coconut palm is abundant. It does not contain any additives, bleach or other artificial chemicals.

Refined taste

It is similar to brown sugar in taste and colour, but tastes like caramel so its even nicer.

Easy to use

Used as replacement for white sugar and brown sugar in 1:1 doses so you don’t have to use math for different  recipes, simply use it as a healthy replacement for white sugar everywhere you have added it before.

Lower glycemic index

According to studies published in the Philippines, Japan and Australia, coconut sugar has glycemic index (GI) of 35 to 54. Refined white sugar has GI of 60 to 70. Other sweeteners like maple syrup and honey have around 70… That means that coconut sugar is well suited for those who want to regulate their blood sugar levels.

Does not contain fructose

Maybe you wonder why this is listed as a beneficial reason. Even though fructose has been used and suggested by doctors because of lower glycemic index, new research shows that refined fructose is not good and it adds to the metabolic syndrome (higher triglycerides, diabetes.)

Contains a number of vitamins

Coconut sugar has 12 vitamin B groups including B1, B2, B3, B6, B7 (Vitamin H), piridoksal (B6). It is especially rich in vitamin inositol (Vitamin B8) which is essential in metabolising cholesterol and distribution of fat in the
body.

Contains minerals

Compared to refined sugar, which doesn’t contain any vitamins or minerals, coconut sugar contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, zink, iron, copper, manganese, and phosphorous. All play a major role in processes in the human body.

Contains amino-acids

Coconut sugar contains 16 of 20 amino-acids. Especially rich in glutamic acid, from which glutamin, threonin, aspartic acid, and serine. Glutamin is very important for the bodies metabolism.

Environmentally friendly

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has reported that coconut sugar is the number one sustainable sugar in the world.

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