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Loving Earth Coconut Sugar 300g

$5.52 AUD $6.90 AUD

Please Note Expiry Date: Sept. 07, 2017

Low GI Sweeteners

Coconut Sugar - Organic

Organic Coconut Sugar from the Island of Java in Indonesia. Considered the most sustainable sweetener in the world Coconut Sugar is a great tasting mineral rich low GI (35) cane sugar alternative produced from coconut palm blossoms.

What is it?

Coconut Sugar is a great tasting cane sugar alternative produced from coconut palm blossoms. With a rich toffee-like flavour it's certified organic minimally processed and has not been filtered.

Coconut Sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI) which has benefits for weight control and improving glucose levels in people with diabetes. Its GI rating is 35. In comparison most commercial Honeys are GI 55 and Cane Sugars are GI 68. Low GI ratings allow for a slow release of energy efficiently fuelling your day-to-day activities and avoiding the "highs" and "lows" associated with most commercial sugars.

Known by many traditional communities throughout the world as the "Tree of Life" coconut palms produce an average of 50-75% more sugar per acre than sugar cane and use less than 1/5th of the nutrients for that production leading to Coconut Sugar's reputation as the most sustainable sweetener in the world.

  • Cane Sugar Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Low GI
  • Vegan
  • Fair Trade

Ingredients

Organic Coconut Sugar

How to use

Coconut Sugar can be used 1:1 as a replacement for brown sugar in any recipe. It is suitable for baking and makes a great replacement for cane sugar in tea and coffee.

Health Benefits

Coconut Sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI) which has benefits for weight control and improving glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). It's rated as GI 35. By comparison, most Honeys are GI 55 and Cane Sugars are GI 68.

Coconut Sugar produces slow release energy which sustains the human body through your daily activities without regular sugar "highs" and "lows". It also has a nutritional content far richer than all other commercially available sweeteners.

Coconut Sugar has a high mineral content. It is a rich source of potassium magnesium zinc and iron. In addition to this it contains Vitamin B1 B2 B3 and B6. When compared to brown sugar Coconut Sugar has twice the iron four times the magnesium and over 10 times the amount of zinc. Coconut Sugar is unfiltered unbleached and preservative free.

This chart shows a comparison between cane sugar brown sugar and Coconut Sugar and their respective quantities of various minerals.

COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE MACRO AND MICRO NUTRIENT CONTENTS OF THREE TYPES OF SUGAR

Type Of Sugar

Macronutrient

mg / L (ppm) in dry matter

N

P

K

Ca

M g

Na

Ci

S

Cane Sugar

0.0

0.7

25.0

60.0

10.0

10.0

100.0

20.0

Brown Sugar

100.0

30.0

650.0

240.0

70.0

20.0

180.0

130.0

Coconut Palm Sugar

2020.0

790.0

10300.0

60.0

290.0

450.0

4700.0

250.0

Growing

Yogyakarta in Central Java is the home of the Indonesian villagers who grow and harvest our Coconut Nectar. They use a centuries old technique to provide us with this great healthy sweetener which in turn ensures a steady source of income for their community. This is a unique tradition of the Javanese and they are known to produce the best quality Coconut Sugar.

Processing

Farmers climb the coconut palms and collect the sugar blossom nectar by gently slicing the flower. Once harvested the nectar is transferred into kettles. The evaporation process lowers the moisture content of the nectar before it is allowed to set into a solid nectar "brick". Once the nectar has cooled and solidified it is then ground into granules.

Coconut Palms produce an average of 50-75% more sugar per acre than sugar cane and use less than 1/5th of the nutrients for that production leading to Coconut Sugar's reputation as the most sustainable sweetener in the world. Tropical palms are an ecologically beneficial tree crop that grows in diverse wildlife supportive agro-ecosystems restore damaged soils and require very little water. In fact, since Coconut Palms can grow in such severely depleted soil using so little water that they require very little maintenance. Not only that but over time they actually improve soil structure fertility and water conservation thereby allowing marginalised land to become a lush jungle.

This has led many traditional communities throughout the world to consider coconut palms as the "Tree of Life" as one tree can provide a multitude of usable goods such as roofing material food coconut water building material and shade for crops. Organic Coconut Sugar has a high potential for lifting these farmers into a better life while creating a net benefit to their surrounding environment.

Nutrition Information

Compared to brown sugar Coconut Sugar has twice the iron four times the magnesium and over 10 times the zinc.

Serving Size 4g

PerServe

Per100g

Energy

62.7kj

1567kj

Protein

0g

0g

Fat-total

0g

0g

- saturated

0g

0g

Carbohydrate-total

4g

100g

- sugars

3g

75g

Sodium

9mg

225mg

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