Unlike white sugar, which is often categorized as “empty food”, coconut sugar contains several minerals and micronutrients. It 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.
Use this coconut sugar in the same recipes as those suggesting white sugar: in your desserts, sweet sauces, jams, drinks, pastries, etc. Its ratio to replace white or brown sugar is 1:1.
You will appreciate its taste, which can be similar to caramel.
Coconut sugar contains several minerals and micronutrients.
Among those, there are B vitamins that help strengthen the immune system, are beneficial to the nervous system and even help maintain healthy skin.
It's also rich in antioxidants, which play a role in the fight against cell degeneration, helping slow down ageing.
Inulin, also found in coconut sugar, has the ability to stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria, the same types commonly found in probiotic supplements.