Sugar that is good for you: Coconut Nectar

The coconut palm makes its way into our diets in the most versatile manner, be it shredding coconut meat to make delicious macaroons or introducing coconut milk to a curry to enhance its flavour. Adding more to coconut’s holistic use is the superfood sweetener that has taken the spotlight – coconut nectar.

 

What is Coconut Nectar?

Coconut nectar is an amber-coloured syrup extracted from the sap from the flowers of the coconut palm. Its consistency is similar to that of agave and honey. Being a single-ingredient product, coconut nectar thrives as an organic and healthy substitute for refined sugar and artificial sweeteners.

 

What are the benefits of Coconut Nectar?

Coconut nectar earns its place in every kitchen owing to its nutritional value and simple flavour. Here are some of its benefits that stand out:

1. Minimal Processing:

Coconut nectar is free of additives and chemical processing, thereby retaining its nutrients in their natural form. It is processed minimally only to remove any water content or moisture. It is heated slightly to give it a thick and sticky texture, but not to a point where it produces a high level of fructose.

2. Low Glycaemic Index:

The glycaemic index (GI) measures the spike in your blood sugar after consuming a particular food. While glucose has a GI of 100, coconut nectar has a GI of a mere 35. Consuming foods with a low GI level are associated with lower risks of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

3. Subtle Taste:

While you’d expect a sweetener made from coconut blossoms to have a peculiar coconutty flavour, this nectar will take you by surprise. With notes similar to that of caramel, coconut nectar tastes quite like brown sugar. It seamlessly blends in with other ingredients without leaving an unpleasant aftertaste.

Is Coconut Nectar a good replacement to traditional sweeteners?

Yes. Coconut nectar is, in fact, a safer and healthier sweetener when compared to its counterparts. It is 100% organic, vegan-friendly, non-GMO and gluten-free. From sweetening your coffee to drizzling it over your pancakes, coconut nectar is the ideal replacement for sugar.

 

Coconut Nectar

Honey

Agave Nectar

Glycaemic index (GI)

35

58

30

Vegan-friendly

Yes

No

Yes

Fructose

10%

40%

75%

Calories per tablespoon

15

64

60

Minerals 65 9 3

 

*Disclaimer: This information has been gathered from various sources such as medical journals and health and wellness reports.

 

Coconuts at Copra

Sustainably grown at a beautiful plantation in Ratchaburi, Thailand, our coconuts are harvested by hand using ancient traditional techniques. The coconut nectar is collected drop by drop from the flower of the palm and stored without any preservatives, additives or anti-fermentation agents. As it is farmed organically, our coconut nectar does not crystallise easily, giving it a ‘same day as harvest’ taste. It can be shipped in bulk without any compromise to its flavour and consistency.

Thinking of switching to a healthier sweetener? We’re here for you.

 

 

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