Organic Coconut Sugar on a glance – and more

Organic Thai Coconut Sugar, 3.08oz bucket from DIVINE ORGANICS

Yes, this is our new baby in our TRANSITION NUTRITION product line!

What’s so different? There are other coconut “sugars” out on the market, right?
This one is different: look at the picture and you see the creamyness of the sugar. These are not crystals, this is a thick creamy delicious unique nectar made from a organic Thai Coconut variety which is aready naturally sweeter than others and imagine the creamy golden delite on your spoon…. mmmm.
To preserve its quality there is a cover or pure natural vegan CARNAUBA WAX covering the sugar. When you open the lid of the bucket you crack the wax which keeps the sugar free from mold or bacteria.

Check out my post if you want to know HOW IS COCONUT SUGAR MADE?

and of course, you want to know what it is good for!

Health Benefits:

The Glycemic Index of coconut sugar is 35 and is classified as a low glycemic index food. It is considered to be healthier than traditional  sugar. It can be used as a 1:1 sugar substitute for coffee, tea, baking, and cooking.

Coconut sugar has a high mineral content, being a rich source of potassiummagnesiumzinc, and iron. In addition to this it contains Vitamin B1B2B3, and B6. When compared to brown sugar, coconut sugar has 36 times the iron, four times the magnesium, and over 10 times the amount of zinc.

The coconut sap, from which which coconut sugar is derived, contains 16 amino acids. The amino acid which has the highest content in coconut sap is Glutamine.

This information is taken from the Wikipedia:

The Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute released the following information about their analysis of nutritive values found in coconut sugar:

Macro-nutrients (mg / l – ppm, dry) Coconut Sugar Brown Sugar Refined White Sugar
Nitrogen (N) 2020 100 0
Phosphorus (P) 790 30 0.7
Potassium (K) 10,300 650 25
Calcium (Ca) 60 240 60
Magnesium (Mg) 290 70 10
Sodium (Na) 450 20 10
Chlorine (Cl) 4700 180 100
Sulfur (S) 260 130 20
Boron (B) 6 0 0
Zinc (Zn) 21 2 1.2
Manganese (Mn) 1 2 0
Iron (Fe) 22 0.6 0.6
Copper (Cu) 2 12.6 1.2
Source: COMPARISON OF THE ELEMENTAL CONTENT OF 3 SOURCES OF EDIBLE SUGAR – Analyzed by PCA-TAL, Sept. 11, 2000. (MI Secretaria et al, 2003) in parts per million (ppm or mg/li)

7 thoughts on “Organic Coconut Sugar on a glance – and more

  1. I order this on a regular basis and usually get the small jars instead of the tub. The one time I ordered the tub with the wax on top, it had melted ( I live in Fl. ) and it was horrible to get out of the container. I had pieces of wax all through-out the top in the sugar once it re-hardened. Found pieces floating in my tea until I got to the middle of the tub.
    I recommend only ordering this size if your in a place where the climate will not allow for melting.
    This is an amazing product!

    1. I am sorry to hear this, Sherry, and on the other hand i am so glad you share it… the organic wax on top would have been the best way to preserve the delicious and unique coconut sugar. But we had a few people who ran into the same problem, and it was a pilot project, so we did not know if our choice would pay off. We decided to make the wax much thicker for the next batch, so it cannot break, and we will ship with ice packs and better isolated to states during the hot season.
      Sherry, thank you again for sharing! All the best, Edith

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