In this article, I’ll tell you about coconut sugar, its benefits, and how it can be used in cooking.
Coconut sugar is a good and natural alternative to traditional white sugar
It is, in fact, a sweetener produced by extraction from the nectar of the coconut palm flowers.
It is an ingredient of natural cooking highly appreciated for its high vitamin and mineral content.
Rich in iron, potassium, zingo, vitamins B1, B2, B3 and vitamin C.
In addition, it contains enzymes that slow down the absorption of blood sugar.
In fact, its main virtue is that it has a lower glycemic index than white sugar (equal to 54 out of 65), so it is suitable for both diabetics and obese people.
There are no recommended doses, but it is still a sugar, albeit with different and more noble characteristics from a nutritional point of view.
Being a natural product it does not contain gluten and added chemicals but that does not mean that it can be used every day.
Its consumption as well as that of other sugars must be moderate.
What does it taste like?
On the palate, this sugar looks like a sweetener with an intense fruity flavor, with an aftertaste that is mostly reminiscent of caramel.
This means that it does not alter the preparation in which it is inserted.
How to use it in the kitchen
Coconut sugar can replace white sugar, in the same proportion, it can be used in the preparation of sweets, biscuits, creams, hot and cold herbal teas, coffee.
Where to buy it
Coconut sugar is available in organic food stores, for some time it has also been found in the most well-stocked supermarkets as well as online.
I hope you enjoyed this article!