Coconut sugar is another production from this miracle tree and this sugar has used over thousands of year in South Asian and Pacific cultures. Sugar also known as palm sugar and there is a huge demand for these production on western market. Coconut sugar is create from the sap of the coconut palm . Because of its unique great sweetness and high calorie value , coconut sugar now become more popular all over the world.
- 0.1 How Coconut Sugar Made
- 0.2 Advantage of coconut palm sugar
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How Coconut Sugar Made
Coconut palm sugar can be created from flower bud of the coconut tree . Apart from coconut sugar “tuba” (coconut vodka) is also produced by using the flower of the coconut tree.
Compare to other sugar product coconut palm sugar got much more attractive features so this is another great gift from coconut tree.
First the sap of the coconut palm (coconut meat) is extracted and after that it boiled and dehydrated to produce coconut sugar. Color of coconut sugar got caramel color which is much like brown sugar which created by cane.
Compare to other sugars this coconut sugar has very low calories like about 15 calories per teaspoon.
Advantage of coconut palm sugar
Low Fructose Value
The main advantage of coconut palm sugar compare to other sugar types is coconut sugar has low fructose compare to cane sugar. Most of Thai food flavored with this sugar and most of Thai sweet recipes are add using this coconut sugar.
2. Contains valuable Minerals
Coco sugar not contain the enough nutrient which found in coconut palm but it contain some minerals such as potassium, calcium ,iron and zinc and this may give some benefits consider to health wise.
3. Can Use for diabetic Patients
The other main advantage of coco sugar is that this sugar can consumption for the people who suffer with diabetes. So this is one of the better sugar substitutes for cane sugar for diabetic patients.
4. Great Market for Product
Like other coconut product, coconut palm sugar also got great demand in market and there are so such standard for coco sugar production. There are no trees which can create such commercial benefits like coconut tree do. The consumption of coconut can classified in to two such as coconut product use as a food and coconut product which use as other product not as food.
5. Good for Paleo lover
If you are Paleo lover, coco sugar might be a great addition for sweetener your paleo dishes. Since coconut sugar is processed from coconut flower those who love to have great palo life style this is great sweeter addition.
7. Increase the Immune System
This sugar is also contain inulin which is necessary part of human body. inulin also uses to improve the immune system of our body and help to grow bifidobacteira. bifidobacteira is restoring good bacteira in our body to protect the immune system. Inulin is also act like probiotic which also feed bifidobacteira.
8. Great Alternative for Cane Sugar
Coconut sugar is great alternative for cane sugar. Since this coconut sugar got the much simar sweetness of cane sugar this can use where recipes which use cane sugar. Its consider that coconut palm sugar got low glycemic index (GI) value.
9. Low Glycemic Index (GI) Value
Its consider that coconut palm sugar got low glycemic index (GI) value. glycemic Index is very important limits of our body which measure how fast cal increase the level of blood sugar. According to reasearch traditional cane sugar contain 60 glycemic Index value and coconut sugar contain only 35.
10. Low Sucrose Value
Compare to cane sugar , this coconut palm sugar only contain 75% of sucrose. The rest is contain with valuable nutrients , fiber. This sucrose is also help to increase the nutrient intake in to our body.
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Some Drawbacks of Coconut Sugar
Normally coconut palm sugar is pretty expensive compare to cane sugar and most of the time it’s very hard to find good coconut sugar in your nearest store.
The main reason for sugar considered as unhealthy is which regular cane sugar has 50% of fructose and 50% of glucose which can be cause for diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Sugar health performance and benefits are very less compare to other coconut product such as coconut water, coconut oil and coconut milk.
The main disadvantage of this sugar is it is very expensive compare to other sugar types.
United States of America and other European countries got very low knowledge about the importance of this coconut tree as a commercial production.So now this coconut sugar became much popular and has immersed market for this product.
Its belive that there are 80% of sugar contain sucrose, fructose and glucose in coconut sugar . but the nutrient value is negligible. There are several advantages as well as disadvantages of this sugar. Anyway we can’t say that there are lots of great benefits of this sugar compare with other types of sugars. Hope that you have some idea about the advantages and some drawbacks of this coconut sugar.