Coconut sugar also known as coconut palm sugar is the sugar made from the sap of a coconut palm tree that’s been dehydrated. Coconut sugar is golden brown in color and typically is found in a coarse grain similar to brown sugar with a caramel flavor. Coconut sugar is least processed than most other sugars, especially white sugar.
How to use | simply use as you would white sugar, in baking, cooking, desserts, etc.
Nutrient breakdown of COCONUT SUGAR | *minor nutrients
Amino acids | from the coconut sap contains 16 amino acids
Vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B6
Carbohydrates | 70-80% sucrose, 9% fructose and remaining glucose
Where to purchase | health food stores or online retailers.
Tips and tricks | I store coconut sugar in airtight mason jars in the pantry to avoid getting any moisture trapped inside. Note, coconut sugar is sugar! Coconut sugar should still be used in moderation, I rarely use coconut sugar in my baking, but if a recipe does call for a bit of sugar I enjoy using this for the taste and a bit more nutrients than white sugars.