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September 13, 2017

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Organic Coconut Sugar Earth Friendly?

Coconut Sugar Earth Friendly!

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization named Coconut palm sugar the most sustainable sweetener in the world in 2014. The trees use minimal amounts of water and fuel, especially compared to sugar cane production, and produce for about 20 years. It has no artificial ingredients and is not chemically altered in any way.

Coconut sugar is the sap of the coconut palm. . The benefits of Coconut sugar are making it a hot commodity in the health food world -- this form of sugar does offer trace nutrients and has a less dramatic impact on your blood sugar than other types of sweeteners.

Nutrient Content

Coconut sugar isn’t quite a nutritional superfood, but it does offer a lot more vitamins and minerals than refined sugar. It contains trace amounts of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. Coconut sugar also provides small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidin, and antioxidants. You'll also find the B vitamin inositol, often used as a mood booster, in coconut sugar.

Low Glycaemic Impact

The glycaemic index measures the effects of carbohydrates on your blood sugar. Coconut sugar ranks just 35 on this index, while regular table sugar ranks between around 75. Foods high on the glycaemic index cause your blood sugar to spike, which can lead to a sugar rush and subsequent crash. Fast spikes in blood sugar can also cause your insulin levels to soar in a short period of time, and this can have serious consequences for diabetics.

Less Fructose

Fructose is a type of sugar your body converts to fat quickly. Only your liver can break down fructose, and one of the results of this breakdown is triglyceride -- a form of fat. You shouldn't consume large amounts of fructose outside of that which you get in fresh fruit, notes Harvard Health Publications. Agave nectar is 90 percent fructose, and high-fructose corn syrup is 65 percent fructose. Coconut sugar has just 45 percent fructose, making it a better option than these other sweeteners.

ChilliBros Organic LOW-GI Coconut Sugar

Sugar in excess (as with most things in life!) isn’t good for you. But what if you can have a sugar that is organic, mineral rich and unprocessed & full of goodness that won’t compromise on flavour.  Chillibros Organic Coconut Sugar is just that… and a whole lot more! Extracted from the palm of the coconut tree and crystallized, becoming a pure gift of nature and 100% preservative free product that is:

  • Low in GI  (35) 
  • Suitable for maintaining or losing weight 
  • Rich in minerals such as Zinc and Iron
  • It gets better ….  
  • It can be used as a like for like replacement for regular sugar!
  • The same amount of regular sugar you use in your baking, cooking or hot drink is the same amount of this organic nectar.
  • No need for muddling calculations or sacrificing on flavour, just replace for improved nutrition and taste.
  • Simply put, it is the healthiest sugar around!