Coconut Blossom Sugar - Organic

Delicious, unrefined alternative to processed sugar

  • organic coconut sugar
  • organic coconut tree
  • coconut sugar granules
  • coconut tree blossom

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Certified Quality

  • Organic Certified
  • Low GI
  • Gluten - Free
  • Vegan
  • Kosher
  • GMO Free
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Botanical Name: Cocos Nucifera

Granulated nectar from the coconut tree blossom

A genuine delicacy, this natural low GI sweetener is obtained from the nectar of the coconut palm blossom. Producers climb on each individul tree and "tap" the flowers to recollect their nectar twice a day Coconut sugar is a great alternative sweetener for persons sensitive to fructuose since itr is mostly composed of sucrose and it is rich in vitamins and minerals. The flavour is sweeet and resembles a bit of molasses.

Coconut palm trees benefit the ecosystem by restoring damaged soil and requiring very little water. Coconut tree farming produce more sugar per hectare than sugar cane (50-75% more) while using less than 20% of the soil nutrients and water for that high level of production.

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The coconut tree - cocos nucifera, is a large palm growing up to 30m with large leaves leaving the trunk smooth. Some trees are dedicated to being tapped for nectar, so their blossoms will not produce fruit. Normally a family will harvest nectar to the trees closer to their home and leave coconut production to trees further away protecting the children from falling coconuts.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has reported that coconut palm products are the single most sustainable crop in the world.

Coconut palm tree trunks and leaves serve as building material for farmers homes and produce fruit all year around. Coconut husk and shells can be used for fuel and are a source of activated charcoal. The roots are used as a dye, a mouthwash and a remedy for diarrhea and dysentery.

Coconut trees can provide shade and conditions for horticulture, allowing diverse crops to share the same land and making a sustainable activity for families in Java, Indonesia. Farmers can decide which coconut trees will be used for coconuts and which for tapping for sap to be used for coconut sugar and coconut nectar. Normally, a family will tap trees twice a day.

coconut tree trunks

Sourced from the Island of Java in Indonesia where coconut sugar is used as the main natural sweetener for the local population and provides income to many families.

The coconut blossom is "tapped" to obtain the nectar. An average tall coconut tree produces 3 to 4.5 litters of fresh nectar per day. The collected nectar is then evaported to produce a semi-solid brick. After it has cooled down, the brick is granulated to produce a light brown sugar rich in minerals and vitamins.

Typically a farmer can collect nectar from 30 to 50 trees a day yielding an average of 15kg of coconut sugar per producer family or 450 kg per month. (FAO)

Coconut sugar contains over 16 amino acids and four different B vitamins. It is a source of iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

Coconut Sugar Nutrition Table Per Serve (5g) Per 100g
Energy 76kJ 1510kJ
Protein 0g 0g
Fat-total 0g 0g
   - saturated 0g 0g
Carbohydrate 5g 95g
 Sodium 2mg 38mg

Amazing natural sweetener. It is amazing to know it comes from a flower! Tastes beautiful.

Posted by Steve R. on 29/09/2014
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What are the benefits of Coconut Sugar

Besides being a natural sweetener full of minerals and vitamins, it is Low-GI. The coconut tree is a sustainable crop so by using this sweetener you are supporting the ecosystem.

 


Does a coconut tree die when the coconut sugar is extracted?

No. The coconut trees remain healthy but are unable to produce fruit. This is convinient for organic farmers who tap trees closer to their homes to avoid accidents of coconuts falling on persons. :). This is actually true.

Packing Presentations

This product is available in the following packing presentations:


CODE DESCRIPTION UNIT SIZE U/BOX
COCSUG-000250 COCONUT BLOSSOM SUGAR 500G 500G 12
COCSUG-001000 COCONUT BLOSSOM SUGAR 1KG 1KG 10
COCSUG-025000 COCONUT BLOSSOM SUGAR BULK 25KG 25KG EA

Presentations

Coconut Blossom Sugar - Organic

500g Zip-lock bag (comming soon)

Coconut Blossom Sugar - Organic

1Kg Zip-lock bag (comming soon)

Coconut Blossom Sugar - Organic

25Kg kraft bag

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Young coconuts in the Pacific coast of Mexico; a sustainable crop that uses very little water and restores damaged soils. This crop allows farmers to cultivate the fruit all year around and trees to coexist with existing ecosystem.

  • July 2014

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