To this day, the growing buzz in the food industry is the coconut palm sugar. People often confuse coconut palm sugar with palm sugar, which is an entirely different product. A lot of people have not heard about this amazing product, but it is gradually gaining familiarity in the market.
How is it made?
This revolutionary sugar is made out of the sap which comes from the coconut flower. The sap creates the sugary circulating fluid of the coconut plant which is collected using two steps: 1. A cut is made on the flower of coconut palm which then releases the sap. 2. The sap is boiled until the water is evaporated.
This sugar actually contains more vital nutrients besides the regular sugar like- vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron,and copper. It also contains a trace amount of vitamin B called inositol which is often used as a mood booster. Regular sugar contains 50 percent of fructose in comparison with coconut palm sugar which only contains three to nine percent of it. It is important to keep the consumption of fructose as low as possible per day.
Who is it good for?
Coconut palm sugar can be considered as a sugar with a lot of health perks. It is also good for sweet-toothed diabetes patients due to the low amount of fructose. This sugar is also low in glycemic impact which causes the blood sugar to rise. Even though it is sugar and our digestive system will convert it into glucose to create more energy, it is much better than any kind of other natural or artificial sweetener.
How it tastes?
It has a strong coconut taste since it is made out of the sap of the fruit. The sweet taste comes with a strong coconut flavor in whatever dessert or beverage you want to blend it in. Some people do not agree with the taste of coconut, so the bad news for them is the strong coconut essence in everything it blends in.
There people in this world who are deathly allergic to coconut and since it is made from the coconut flower, it can be really harmful. The other problem with this sugar is the price. Health-conscious people will have to pay twice the price of any other natural sweetener products. It is expensive because of the making process and its organic nature provides the essential nutrients.
Besides all the benefits this sugar has to offer, there are still some skeptics and researchers out there who claim that cocnut palm sugar is the same as natural sugar, but the only difference it has is it comes with a lot more nutrients than any other sweetener can offer. The bottom line is this sugar provides us with guilt-free sweetness.
Source: Authority Nutrition, Livestrong, Weil | Image: Authority Nutrition