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6 Reasons To Replace Sugar With Coconut Palm Sugar


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I am new to Coconut Palm Sugar, and have quickly become a big fan.  I use it in my coffee, on my oatmeal and have even tried it in a Wholegrain Blueberry Coffee Cake recipe (which came out fantastic, I will post the recipe soon).

I was first introduced to coconut palm sugar when I visited my friend Karen in California.  She is a sister survivor that I met through this blog (read more of our story here).  We are both now very dedicated to health, and seeking out ways to improve our nutrient intake.  Karen wrote a bit about coconut palm sugar on her blog, I Choose Hope.  She uses it in her Choose Hope Chai Latte.

This pretty bag of organic coconut palm sugar caught my eye recently at our local health food store.  I  have wanted to try coconut palm sugar, and I’m a sucker for pretty packaging!  The price was much higher than what I wanted to pay, $6.99 for 16oz! Next time I will order from Amazon, it is $2 bucks cheaper!

replace sugar with coconut palm sugar

Despite the crazy price, I have really enjoyed using coconut palm sugar.  It DOES NOT have a coconut taste.  It is sweet, with just a slight hint of caramel-ly flavor. It is “pure coconut flower blossom nectar.”  It does wonders for my bowl of oatmeal in the morning.  Delicious!

What sold me on this product was that it is a sweetener that also has nutrient benefits for the body.  It is naturally nutrient-rich.  You use it just as you would normally use sugar, it is a perfect 1:1 ratio.  It is unrefined, vegan & gluten free.

Here are 6 reasons to replace sugar with coconut palm sugar:

1. Magnesium & Nitrogen
Regulated blood sugar levels and blood pressure.  Helps prevent and manage hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

2. Zinc
Called the “nutrient of intelligence” and is necessary for mental development.

3. Low Glycemic*
Slow absorption into the bloodstream, which means a happier and healthier body. No “sugar crash” like other sweeteners give you.

4. Potassium
Electrolytes help with muscular strength, cramps, diabetes maintenance and brain function.

5. Calcium 
Builds strong bones, reduces high blood pressure and kidney stones, and aids in weight management.

6.  Amino Acids
Coconut sugar contains 16 vital amino acids, the building blocks for all life.

*These statements have not been approved by the FDA.  Those with sugar related illness and disease should consult with a doctor before consuming any sweetener.

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  • Anonymous
    September 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    No worries about about ecosystem ,,,,, Now that people r using coconut more , well that means more coconut farms ,,,, I love coconut sugar and have using it for years ,,, lot’s of benefits !

  • Kristi
    May 3, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I own a dessert shop in Arkansas and have been working on some recipes using coconut palm sugar, and some other natural sweeteners. We created a chocolate fudge cake that is just absolutely phenomenal. To me, it’s better than the traditional sugar version we offer. I cannot say enough how delicious the coconut sugar is and how easy we convert recipes. Hope what we have planned helps out those in the community who want to still have a little something sweet.

  • Allison
    February 28, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I put off purchasing coconut palm sugar as I feared it was damaging to our ecosystem as much as harvesting palm oil is, however I found information stating the contrary! I will definitely be trying this in place of regular white sugar 🙂 thanks!!

  • Mary
    February 23, 2015 at 11:34 am

    SAMs club has it now

  • Jaz-z Hernandez
    October 15, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Thanks so much for the 411. I am going to get some today! Blessings.

  • Matt Willer
    April 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Nice really your 6 reason change my mind for coconut palm sugar its really healthy

  • Nicole M.
    January 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I have never heard of coconut palm sugar. I will definitely be looking into it now though. Thanks Amy!

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