Organic Coconut Sugar
Nutrient Content: Coconut sugar offers more vitamins and minerals than white table sugar. It contains trace amounts of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper, polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanidin, antioxidants and the B vitamin inositol.
Low Glycemic Impact: According to the Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute, coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index (35) than white sugar (60 to 65). The glycemic index measures the effects of carbohydrates on your blood sugar.
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.
Prebiotic: Coconut sugar also contains good amounts of inulin, a type of dietary fiber you don't digest in your upper gastrointestinal tract. Instead, inulin acts as a prebiotic, feeding your intestinal bifidobacteria (a probiotic). Inulin and nutrients likely lower coconut sugar's blood sugar impact. ‘The Journal of Nutrition Research and Practice’.
‘A Healthier Sweetener’
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