Coconut Sugar can be considered to be the best sweetener substitute for the health conscious consumers and diabetics because of the many benefits that it has to offer. Tests done by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Department of Science Technology of the Philippines has revealed a low GI or Glycemic index of 35 compared to that of table sugar’s glycemic index of 64.
Glycemic Index according to a scientist from Food & Nutrition Research Institute, is the glucose response of an individual from food relative to a standard glucose solution. Low glucose index food is good for proper control of diabetes mellitus and has shown to lower the LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol or known as the bad cholesterol.
Coconut Sugar is 100% natural and does not contain any additives or artificial flavoring. It is derived from the evaporating coconut sap through boiling in an open container where it is then allowed to cool and solidify.
Comparative chemical analysis also revealed that coconut sugar contains higher amount of nutrients compared to brown cane sugar. According to reports, the coconut sugar has some amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, chlorine, magnesium, sulfur and micro nutrients.
Packing is available in 1 kilo retail bags, 25 pounds and 25 kilos kraft paper bags. Buyer's label is also available.