With a beautifully well-rounded flavor and a reputation as one of the healthiest sugars, it’s no wonder the popularity of coconut sugar has soared in recent years.
There are no end of delicious recipes on the web that call for this sweet sensation. However, it can be tricky to source. So, what’s a good coconut sugar substitute?
What is coconut sugar?
Sometimes referred to as coconut palm sugar, coconut sugar is, unsurprisingly, an extract from the coconut palm tree. Coconut sugar is actually made from the sap of the coconut palm.
When it comes to sweetening desserts, cakes and puddings, it’s a far healthier option than standard cane sugar. This is because it’s unrefined and, therefore, contains elements of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and other healthy plant-based materials.
It’s also a lot lower on the glycemic index (35) than white sugar (60–65). This means it doesn't lead to a big increase in blood glucose and insulin, unlike when you consume normal sugar.
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