Unlike white sugar, which is often categorized as “empty food”, coconut sugar contains several minerals and micronutrients. Pure Coconut Sugar contains vitamin C, group B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, etc.
Its nutritional values make this sugar already more interesting. Still, we must also add that it has a lower glycemic index, which can make it an alternative choice for diabetic people, as an example.
It's also recognized as one of the most sustainable sugars for the environment. Indeed, its culture doesn’t destroy coconut palm trees, because the sugar comes from the sap of its flowers, and therefore has a less harmful effect on the planet.