Coconut Sugar is harvested from the sap of the flower buds of the coconut palm. It has a deep caramel flavour that is suited to most baking and cooking. Unlike cane sugar, coconut sugar retains a large amount of nutrients such as iron, zinc, calcium and potassium as well as a fibre called inulin which is thought to slow glucose absorption. This makes it a great natural alternative to cane sugar.
Here are five coconut sugar recipes to inspire you...
This recipe is paleo, vegan and raw! Best of all it tastes amazing. Coconut Sugar has a deliciously deep and dark caramel taste and is also one of the more healthier sweeteners with a low GI and high mineral content.
Bread-making usually requires yeast, and yeast likes sugar. Coconut sugar is a great swap for the white cane sugar commonly used in bread recipes to activate the yeast. These fluffy and crusty rolls also happen to be gluten-free too!