Coconut Palm Sugar  - Popular Sugar Substitute

It seems as if coconut palm sugar is attracting a lot of attention these days. It's being advertised as a sustainable, nutritious low-carb sugar substitute.

Have you ever wondered where this tropical sugar really comes from? And how’s it suppose to be better than the typical granulated white sugar? I personally... have always liked to do some investigation before I just jump on the bandwagon for the next big health craze. I’m sure you’re the same way. Just waiting to find out if you need to stock the shelves with this new substitute or continue with another natural sweetener.

What is Coconut Palm Sugar?

This pure coconut sugar is naturally produced from the sweet nectar of the coconut palm tree. Although there are several different varieties of the palm trees, the coconut sugar is made from the nectar produced from the coco nucifera variety.

All of this time, I'd been thinking it came from the same palm tree that produces Palm Oil. Companies are now selling it globally in natural food markets, but be careful where you purchase it. I've found out that there are bootleggers out there that will sell you coconut palm sugar blended with malt and white sugars. You should always check the product to make sure it says "pure".

What are the benefits of this coconut sugar

It's quick, progressive gain in popularity among the global health community is due to its reportedly naturally low glycemic index. But if you look at the nutrition label, you'd find that it contains the same amount of calories as white sugar. So if you are wanting to lose weight, you will want to use this sweetener in moderation.

What does palm sugar taste like?

I’m sure some of you may not even care for the numbers or nutritional value. You just want to know how it tastes. I’m overjoyed to inform you that, in my opinion, it tastes sweet. It reminds me of brown sugar, but with more of a molasses  flavor. It has a rich complexity that you’ll never taste in any industrialized sugars

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