Sustainably harvested from organically grown coconut trees, our Pure Organic Coconut Sugar is minimally processed to retain all of its natural coco-nutty goodness. Its delicious, sweet, caramel flavour makes it a great alternative to regular cane sugar and the perfect addition to your coffee, tea, baking and cooking. No additives, bleaching agents, or chemicals are needed to make coconut sugar and its low G.I (35) makes it a smarter choice for the whole family.
Note: It is culturally acceptable in South East Asia for some manufacturers to mix coconut sugar with regular cane sugar and malt, and market it as "palm sugar" or "coconut palm sugar". If you would like to take advantage of coconut sugar's health benefits, read the label and make sure that it is made from 100% pure coconut sugar.
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- Vitamins & Minerals
- Low GI
Our Pure Organic Coconut Sugar is minimally processed which means that it retains a large quantity of nutrients compared to other more refined sugars which are nutritionally void. Pure coconut sugar contains nature’s vitamins, minerals, amino acids and electrolytes – everything you need to grow a perfect coconut. Although coconut sugar still technically contains a percentage of base sugars sucrose, glucose and fructose, its inulin fibre content and other micronutrients make it act more like an intrinsic sugar (such as that which occurs naturally in a piece of fruit) and therefore has a low GI score of around 35. We consider coconut sugar to be one of the healthiest sugar options available.
Sports Performance/Electrolyte Content
Our Pure Ogranic Coconut Sugar is a rich source of electrolytes readily available to re-energize your body when it is under the stress of intense competition. Recharge with convenient coconut sugar sachets and a glass of water at half-time to rehydrate and boost energy levels naturally without the unwanted artificial colourings, additives and poor-performing refined sugars found in most commercial sports drinks.
Low GI Rating
Coconut sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI), and along with a balanced diet, calorie control and exercise, has benefits for weight control and improving glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes. Coconut sugar has a GI rating of around 35. By comparison agave has a GI of 42, honey 55 and cane sugars 68. The major component of coconut sugar is sucrose (70-79%) followed by glucose and fructose (3-9%) each. Minor batch to batch variations will occur, due to differences in primary processing, raw material source, tree age and variety of coconut.
Use in the same 1:1 ratio as regular sugar.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Organic pure coconut sugar*. No preservatives or additives. (*Certified Organic)
Packed in a facility that may have exposure to nuts and sesame seeds.
Our Pure Organic Coconut Sugar is made from the coconut sap collected from organically grown coconut trees in Indonesia by our co-op partners. This is done by connecting a bamboo tube to the coconut flower stem which catches the nectar as it’s produced by the tree and transports it to a collection bowl at the other end. It is then collected by co-op members every 4-5 hours before being put through a natural dehydration process until sugar crystals are formed. Additionally the recent popularity of coconut sugar as a healthier sugar alternative around the world has lifted the income of Indonesia’s coconut farmers substantially.
Q: Is Matakana SuperFoods Coconut Sugar the same as palm sugar?
A: Our pure coconut sugar is not palm sugar. Some palm sugars are derived from Palmyra as well as other varieties of palm family. Coconut sugar specifically comes from the coconut tree (cocos nucifera). To put it another way, coconut sugar is a palm sugar but NOT all palm sugars are coconut sugar. This is a very important distinction as other palm sugars do not have the same health benefits or low Glycemic Index as coconut sugar.