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Organic Coconut Sugar by Nutiva - 16 oz

Coconut palm sugar is a delicious low-glycemic sweetener that is rich in minerals and provides consistent energy via delayed glucose absorption and the nutritional boost of minerals. Nutiva’s palm sugar comes directly from the blossoms of Indonesian coconut trees. The subtly sweet taste of coconut sugar is similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel.  Unrefined, unprocessed, and mineral-rich, it is much healthier than other sweetener options. I love this stuff in baking, smoothies, and to balance out the flavor of savory dishes. It’s great in fresh-brewed ginger tea. But you already know what to do with sugar. Use this instead.  

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

Coconut palm sugar is a delicious low-glycemic sweetener that is rich in minerals and provides consistent energy via delayed glucose absorption and the nutritional boost of minerals. Nutiva’s coconut palm sugar comes directly from the blossoms of Indonesian coconut trees. It is made by evaporating coconut nectar from tropical palm flowers. The process of making coconut sap sugar is similar to how maple sugar crystals are made. Farmers gently hand-harvest the buds and collect the sweet nectar using traditional methods. It’s one of the healthiest and most sustainable sweeteners available.

The subtly sweet taste of coconut sugar is similar to brown sugar with a hint of caramel.  Unrefined and unprocessed, it is much healthier than other refined and chemical sweetener options. Mineral-rich, coconut sugar contains potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and B vitamins. It also has a lower glycemic index than other sweeteners on the market, so it’ll keep you balanced and healthy.

I love this stuff in baking, smoothies, and to balance out the flavor of savory dishes. It’s great in fresh-brewed ginger tea. But you already know what to do with sugar. Use this instead. 

A sustainable sweetener

Due to their great ecological tolerance, the cultivation of coconut trees is highly sustainable. Most coconut trees have a lifespan of 75-80 years and an output of 25-30 coconuts per year. Coconut trees help to stabilize land from erosion and increase soil fertility and water conservation. Coconut sugar production is year-round, not seasonal like cane sugar (where the plants have to be removed and re-planted each season). Tropical coconut palms require little water to thrive and can actually restore damaged soils and regenerate ecosystems which help support wildlife.

About Nutiva

Nutiva is a wonderful company. Committed to sustainability on every level, they embody the deeper dimensions of the primal lifestyle. In their own words:

Nutiva is an innovative leader in the health food industry. Since 1999 we have operated as a values-driven company dedicated to nourishing people and planet.

We’re building a business characterized by high standards in all aspects of our company, from the organic farms that grow our foods, through the production, packaging, and transportation of our products, to the Nutiva associates who communicate with our retailers and the people who enjoy our products.

Our watchwords—nutritious superfoods, healthier people, and a sustainable planet—express our commitment to move beyond conventional food industry practices to embrace a bigger picture that supports the long-term well-being of humanity as a whole.

Nutiva’s purpose is to produce the highest quality organic superfoods, providing superior nutritional value to our customers while supporting sustainable agricultural practices and a fair return to the farmers on whom we depend. We donate 1 percent of our sales to groups that promote sustainable agriculture.

We educate people worldwide on current developments in nutritional science, organic farming, green energy, and fair trade practices within the global economy.

At Nutiva we continually innovate so that we can better contribute to the health and happiness of our customers as well as the sustainability of our planet.

Categories: Coconut Foodstuffs Primal Kitchen Essentials Sweeteners

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