Bringing the Finest Organic Coconut Sugar to the World!
Cocosugar Inc. is providing a healthier and natural alternative to white cane sugar by making organic coconut sugar accessible worldwide from Asia's No. 1 trade hub
What is Coconut Sugar ?
In Indonesia, the coconut tree is called pokok seribu guna (“the tree of a thousand uses”)because virtually every part of the tree can be used. Coconut sugar is a natural sweetener produced from the sap of coconut ﬂowers. Farmers use traditional methods to tap the sap of the ﬂowers, which is the only ingredient in our sugar! The taste is similar to brown sugar but with a richer ﬂavour and a tinge of caramel. That rich caramel ﬂavour is used to enhance the ﬂavours in anything you use it with. Our sugar does not contain cane sugar and
In South East Asia, coconut sugar is a traditional sweetener that has been used for thousands of years. The methods for harvesting it has never been changed even up till today.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the World Bank reports that coconut sugar is the most sustainable sweetener in the world. Coconut trees produce more sugar per acre than cane sugar while using less soil nutrients and water. It is also possible to produce both coconut sugar as well as coconuts from the same tree. The farmer just needs to leave the ﬂowers to matureand blossom.
We proudly produce our coconut sugar from Central Java in Indonesia. Farmed and owned by villagers.
Benefits of Coconut Sugar
With its naturally low Glycemic Index (GI) of 35, coconut sugar overtakes other sweeteners like Agave, Honey, Brown Sugar and White Cane sugar. Here’s a quick comparison of other sweeteners and commonly consumed foods (GI are in brackets):
Source: Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute (http://frni.dost.gov.ph/); Nutrition Data (http://www.nutritiondata.com)
GI value measures how quickly blood sugar rises after eating a type of food. Consuming foods with high GI causes a large and rapid glycemic response where you may feel an initial elevation in energy and mood as you blood sugar rises (sugar rush!), but this is soon followed by a cycle of lethargy and hunger. Consuming food with low GI that can slowly trickle glucose into your blood stream keeps your energy level balanced and will make you feel fuller for longer.
The Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute release the following information about their analysis of nutritive values found in coconut sugar. Their posted analysis is a genuine effort to provide you with an authentic comparison, yet they urge you to conduct your own research in order to feel confident about anything going into your body.
Ingredients: Organic Coconut Sugar