Coconut sugar is a palm sugar produced from the sap of the flower bud stem of the coconut palm.
It is often confused with palm sugar, which is similar but made from a different type of palm tree. Coconut sugar is made in a natural 2-step process: A cut is made on the flower of the coconut palm and the liquid sap is collected into containers. The sap is placed under heat until most of the water has evaporated.
Here are six amazing benefits of coconut sugar that will convince to to ditch refined sugar.
- Low glycemic index.
- Relatively high on nutrients and minerals
- Not refined.
- Less fructose.
- Better electrolytes - Being high in potassium, magnesium and sodium, coconut sugar has the ability to regulate the body's water content.
- Good for the gut.
- Tastes amazing - almost like caramel