Coconut Sugar: The Earth-Friendly Natural Sweetener
Low sugar chocolate is on the rise! Many people are on the hunt for low sugar, dairy free chocolate bars that suit their lifestyle AND their taste buds. So without further ado, let us introduce you to coconut sugar.
The Natural Choice:
What is coconut sugar? You may ask. Well, coconut sugar comes from coconut tree flower nectar, which is then boiled down to form coconut syrup. It’s rich in minerals and nutrients like potassium, zinc, iron, magnesium and calcium.
This natural sweetener comes from coconut flower nectar or coconut blossom juice – this liquid seeps out naturally without causing damage to the coconut trees themselves. To obtain coconut sugar you simply collect the juices once matured enough at around 12 hours after sunrise on sunny days during springtime (at least twice per week). The coconut juice is then heated carefully to evaporate excess water and the coconut nectar crystallises, resulting in a delicious sugar that has an amber brown colour.
Coconut sugar is nature’s answer for low-sugar health conscious chocolate lovers everywhere. With a glycemic index (GI) of around 50, it’s lower than regular table sugar or any other natural sweetener on the market today. Due to its naturally lower GI than cane sugars, it is super safe for diabetics. It’s even suitable for people with gluten sensitivities because coconut products are naturally gluten-free.
Coconut sugar can be used in place of white or brown sugars without compromising flavour or texture.
Flower Power: The Magic of Coconut Sugar
The best part about coconut sugar? It’s Earth-friendly!
Coconut trees are sustainable so their nectar doesn’t have to be harvested at the expense of other crops like cane sugars require. Not only does coconut tree farming nourish communities but it takes care of our environment as well by providing natural shade over farmlands, protecting them from intense tropical sun exposure that would kill vegetation under normal circumstances.
Coconut syrup production also leaves a small ecological footprint as coconut sap is produced without destroying the coconut tree itself.
Coconut nectar has been used in ancient civilisations for thousands of years as an energy source from coconut palm trees. This coconut palm tree sweetener was first harvested more than 6000 years ago, long before the age of mass-produced processed foods.
it’s also great because coconut products are all-natural so you don’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals being added into your diet when using coconut sugars. It may take some getting used too – but once you do this, it will become your new favourite sweetener!
This natural sweetener doesn’t just taste good but it can be beneficial to your health as well. Coconut sugar contains vital nutrients that are essential to the body including B vitamins, iron, manganese and potassium which contribute to healthy blood cells! These minerals help transport oxygen around the body while aiding in the function of your metabolism.
Here at Mr Popple’s Chocolate, we take pride in our use of coconut sugar in our chocolate bars. It adds to the unique taste experience that our bars provide.
Give coconut sugar a try today and invest in a tasty chocolate that is kind to the earth, and kind to your health!