Coconut sugar is a popular sweetener in many health based diets as it is plant based and processed to a minimal extent.
Coconut sugar comes from the sap of the coconut palm tree which is more nutritious than table sugar.
How is Coconut Sugar made: The flower of the coconut palm is cut and the liquid sap is collected and placed under heat until the moisture is evaporated.This results in the end product which is brown and granulated.
-Coconut sugar can raise blood glucose levels and help prevent conditions such as hypoglycemia. It contains nutrients like magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron.
-It also prevents heart disease and high cholesterol.
Coconut sugar has low GI and does not raise blood glucose levels.
It is low in fructose and has a low Glycemic Index, so it doesn't cause spikes in blood sugar levels. It has no empty calories and contains nutrients like magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron
HOW TO USE COCONUT SUGAR:
-Coconut sugar can be used as an alternative sweetener in various products such as cookies, pancakes etc.
-Also a substitute for cane sugar.
-Can be added in smoothies and other beverages.