Although it is not Keto Friendly like most of our products, Coconut sugar is an awesome Paleo Sweetener.
What is Coconut Sugar? Basically it is the dehydrated sap of the coconut palm. It is often confused with palm sugar, which can be made from a variety of different types of palm trees.
It is an all natural sugar that is nutritive in nature. This means that the product does produce calories much like other sugars you will find in nature.
It takes two steps to make coconut sugar.
- A liquid sap is collected from the flower of the coconut palm.
- The sap is heated until all the liquid has evaporated.
What you are left with is a brown-sugar-like, granulated substance. It looks a lot like raw sugar with a smaller particle size.
Is Coconut sugar more nutritious than regular table sugar? You bet.
Coconut Sugar contains the minerals iron, zinc, calcium and potassium, plus fatty acids like antioxidants and polyphenols
It also contains inulin, which gives the sugar added fiber. This would explain why coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular old sugar.
Icon Foods not only offers regular nutritive coconut sugar, but we also have an amazing stevia, coconut sugar blend called CocoSweet+. This innovative ingredient has an even lower glycemic index than regular coconut sugar and is a great option for a variety of different applications. If you are already using coconut sugar in your product, but want a slightly cleaner label, this could be the perfect option.
For more information on paleo sweeteners and how Coconut Sugar can improve your product contact our experts at 310-455-9876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.