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?
Yes.
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)
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