Coconut sugar is subtly sweet almost like brown sugar but with a slight hint of caramel.
Coconut sugar color can be as light as creamy beige and dark as dark as rich caramel brown. Because coconut sap sugar is unrefined and is not highly processed like brown sugar and other types of highly refined sugar which always seem to be uniform in color and sweetness, so the Coconut sugar’s color, sweetness and flavor can vary slightly from packaging to packaging depending on the coconut species used, season when it was harvested, where it was harvested and even the way the sap or toddy was reduced.
Coconut sugar has gained popularity as a health food and among people with diabetes. Coconut sugar can be used as a sugar substitute and is considered safe to use for diabetics.