Organic Coconut sugar is a premium natural sweetener devoid of added chemicals/additives. It is unbleached and contains no preservatives.
Coconut Sugar, also sometimes referred to as palm sugar, is produced by evaporating the sap derived from the flowers of coconut trees.
With a low glycemic index in its natural form, Coconut Sugar provides nourishing sweetness for the human body, to the extent where it is recommended for diabetic consumers as the prime alternative to other sweetening agents. Rich with nutrients and minerals, Coconut Sugar provides “slow-release” energy which provides healthy sustenance for the human body throughout the day.
A Prime Alternative to Other Sugars/Sweeteners
IMC’s Organic Coconut Sugar production process and the product are certified non-GMO, Organic, Kosher, Halal and gluten-free. Our packaging facility/process is certified ISO 22000:2005. Coconut Palm Sugar has a low Glycemic Index (GI) which is highly beneficial for weight control and regulating glucose/lipid levels for people with diabetes.
Coconut Sugar has a GI rating of only 35 (contrast this to honey’s GI rating of 55 and cane sugar’s GI rating of 68) and contains an abundance of essential nutrients which are not found in other sweeteners.
Nutrition/Minerals: Coconut Sugar has a nutritional content far richer than all other commercially available sweeteners. It is a rich source of magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron. It contains Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6. Compared to brown sugar, Coconut Sugar contains twice the amount of iron, four times the magnesium and in excess of 10 times the zinc. Nutrient Values / Functional Benefits.
Enviromental Attributes of Coconut Sugar
Coconut Trees are considered “Trees of Life” by many traditional communities here in Indonesia and around the world; they provide a variety of useful goods such as roofing material, coconut water, food, building material and shade for other crops.
Coconut trees are recognized as ecologically beneficial tree crops which restore damaged soils, require very little water and play a supportive role in sustaining eco-systems of wildlife and other undergrowth. As reported by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the World Bank, Coconut Palms are the world’s most sustainable sources of sweeteners.
Coconut Palms produce 50-70% more sugar per acre than sugar cane and use less than 20% of the nutrients in the soil. Coconut Trees can grow and flourish naturally in diverse eco-systems which are supportive of the presence of wildlife. This offers a contrasting picture of the sombre reality and negative implications of massive mono-crop plantations.
Coconut Trees require little water and can grow in severely depleted soil, and furthermore, can enhance soil structure and fertility; the aforementioned can translate to the conversion of marginalized land into lush jungle over time.