Coconut Sugar is a natural sugar made from coconut sap, which is the sugary circulating fluid of the coconut plant. Many might have a question on how it tastes/ will it have a coconut taste ? To be clear it tastes like a regular sugar .
Coconut Sugar vs Regular refined white Sugar
Regular refined white sugar do not retain any vital nutrients and therefore supply “empty” calories.
However, coconut sugar does retain quite a bit of the nutrients found in the coconut palm.
The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar levels. Coconut sugar has low glycemic index.
Coconut sugar has some amount of inulin , which is a specific fiber that helps in improving gut health and slows glucose absorption.
Finally , since coconut sugar is not refined and retains some nutrients compared to regular white sugar, this can be a good alternate for a healthy diet.
Coconut Sugar can be widely used in baking as well, which gives a nice flavour to the baked foods.