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Coconut Sugar


Coconut sugar is made from coconut sap tree. It starts with harvesting or tapping the blossoms of coconut tree. Farmer make a cut on the spandix and the sap starts to flow from the cut. The sap is then collected in bamboo containers in the morning and afternoon. Fresh Coconut sap taste is sweet aromatic flavor and colorless.


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.

Benefits of Coconut Sugar

    1. Coconut Sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI). The Glycemic Index of coconut sugar is 35 and is classified as a low glycemic index food.
      Glycemic Index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar . The higher the number GI food, the greater the blood sugar response and a low GI food will cause a small rise. The glycemic index takes into account the quality of the carbohydrate in a food and ignores quantity of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. The classification of the Glycemic Index of Food : High Glycemic > 70 ; Medium Glycemic 56 – 69 ; Low Glycemic < 55
    2. Coconut sugar has a high vitamins and mineral content, being a rich source of potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. It also containe Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6
      The benefits of minerals are essential constituent of body fluids and tissues, prevention of disease and promotion of good health, formation of bones and teet, important component of enzyme systems and plays an important role in nerve functions.
    3. The coconut sap, from which coconut sugar is derived contains 16 amino acids. The amino acid which has the highest content in coconut sap is glutamine.
      Glutamine plays roles in protein metabolism, cell volumizing and anti-catabolism. Glutamine also increase human ability to secrete Human Growth Hormone, which helps metabolize body fat and support new muscle growth. Glutamine’s anti-catabolism ability prevents the breakdown of your muscles.



The nutritional content found in coconut sugar according to research conducted by The Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute as follows:


Coconut Sugar

In addition to providing sweetness, coconut sugar also has beneficial ingredients for health. In every one ounce of coconut sugar, there are several nutrients, namely 4 mg of iron, 90 mg of calcium and carotene and laktoflavin. Other ingredients contained in coconut sugar are thiamine, nicotinic acid, ribloflavin, niacin, ascorbatic acid, vitamin C, vitamin B12, vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, crude protein and mineral salts.

Palm Sugar

Java sugar cannot be the main source of nutrition for the body. However, compared to other sweeteners, Javanese sugar is no less healthy and beneficial than other sweeteners, for example compared to sugar. Benefits of Javanese sugar can be obtained from the content of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and iron in it. Other benefits of java sugar are the content of a number of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanins, and antioxidants. Substances of phytonutrients can increase the body's immunity, make the body more energetic, and can ward off cancer cells.

Bamboo Coconut Sugar

Coconut sugar ribbon tape is a solid coconut sugar (or gula jawa) which mold in a bamboo ribbon tape. Coconut sugar ribbon tape is a unique product and indicate a traditional product of Indonesia.

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