Our Organic Evaporated Coconut Palm Sugar is cultivated from the Indonesian island of Java. It is derived from the sweet nectar of the sugar blossoms that grow at the top of the tropical coconut palm tree (Cocos Nucifera). Traditional local farmers climb high into the canopy of swaying coconut trees and harvest this sweet nectar by gently slicing open the flower. This nectar is then converted into its traditional crystalline form in traditional sugar-houses that allow for small batch Coconut Palm Sugar production.
Our Coconut Palm Sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI), which is often important to those who are concerned about weight control and diabetes. Coconut Palm Sugar is rated as a GI 35. In comparison, most honey is GI 55 and Jose Cane Sugar is GI 68. Coconut Palm Sugar has been known to deliver a slow release of energy, which sustains the human body through your daily activities without experiencing the "highs" and "lows" so often associated with cane sugar. Coconut Palm Sugar also has a nutritional content far richer than any other commercially available sweeteners. It is particularly high in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron. It is also a natural source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C.
Our Palm Sugar can be used as a 1:1 replacement to cane sugar in most applications. It has a very low melt temperature, a tremendously high burn temperature, and it dissolves in water, making it extremely versatile. It is perfect as a sweetener in smoothies, shakes, spreads, cereals, energy bars, and deserts of all kinds. Palm sugar is also the perfect complement to all of our Cacao products for both nutrition and taste.
*As a result of changing seasons and crops, you may notice a difference or variation in the color, size, texture, taste, etc. of this product. We thank you for your kind understanding of these variances. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome. We highly value your input, as it helps us to identify how we can better serve you in the future. Thank YOU! -The Raw Food World Team