Our Product Specification:
- Moisture : < 5%
- Form: solid or granule.
- Made from coconut sap.
- Color: light brown
- Packaging: plastic bag and box, or as customer requirement
Palm sugar is often labelled under various other names reflecting the several different species of palm utilised and its wide production area across Africa and Asia, i.e. coconut sugar, arenga sugar, nipa sugar.
Researchers analyzed 14 different cane and palm sugars and found that unrefined palm sugar is higher in antioxidants than refined cane sugars, according to a February 2010 study in Food Chemistry.
However, coconut sugar does retain quite a bit of the nutrients found in the coconut palm. There isn’t a lot of data on this, but according to the Phillipine Department of Agriculture, coconut sugar contains several nutrients. Most notable of these are the minerals Iron, Zinc, Calcium and Potassium, along with some short chain fatty acids, polyphenols and antioxidants that may also provide some health benefits.
Then it contains a fiber called Inulin, which may slow glucose absorption and explain why coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar. Much has been made about palm sugar’s low glycemic index (GI, a ranking of how carbohydrates impact blood glucose levels). palm sugar makers report that its GI is 35, compared with honey at 55 and table sugar at 68.