- Coconut Sugar
Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera
Granulated nectar from the coconut tree blossom - ACO Certified
A genuine delicacy, this natural low GI sweetener is obtained from the nectar of the coconut palm blossom from the Island of Java in Indonesia. Producers climb each palm tree and "tap" the flowers to recollect their nectar twice a day. Coconut tree farming produce more sugar per hectare than sugar cane (50-75% more) while using less than 20% of the soil nutrients and water for that high level of production. Coconut Sugar is a great alternative sweetener for persons sensitive to fructose since it is mostly composed of sucrose, the flavour is sweet and resembles a bit of molasses. It contains over 16 amino acids and four different B vitamins. It is a source of iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc.