Truefood Organic Coconut Blossom Sugar is a natural unrefined alternative to processed sugar, great for cooking, baking and sweetening RAW desserts, it has a similar taste to brown sugar with a slight caramel flavour.
How is it made
Coconut blossom sugar is extracted from the nectar of the coconut palm blossom, this is done by farmers who climb to the top of the trees and make an incision in the stalk of the coconut flower, the sap runs from the blossom and is usually collected in the early mornings.
Moisture is then evaporated from the nectar and the result is a natural unprocessed sugar that has been utilized by South-East Asia generations for hundreds of years. Coconut trees are often referred to as 'The tree of life' they are renowned for their ability to produce food, drink, medicine, shelter and clothes and unlike white table sugar.
Coconut blossom sugar is said to contain some trace nutrients like vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. As well as small amounts of phytonutrients and inulin a prebiotic that is beneficial for good gut bacteria. Although more studies need to be done on the benefits of coconut sugar, one study has noted that it has a lower glycemic index than most sweeteners, stating that it has a GI rating of 35. Coconut sugar is also said to be lower in fructose than Agave and have high levels of potassium which aids in heart and brain health further to maintaining fluid balance and muscle function within the body.
Believed to be one of the most sustainable sweeteners in the world coconut trees grow in diverse environments that benefit the ecosystem. Once tapped the coconut tree will provide sap for up to 20 years and they supply 50- 75% more sugar per acre, then cane sugar. While requiring less water and nutrients from the soil to grow.
Sugar Certified organic and imported from Indonesia
Overnight Oat Flapjacks
1/2 cup Gluten free Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Dairy milk alternative Almond/Coconut/Soya milk
Pinch of salt
1. Mix together the oats and the milk in a bowl and place in the fridge overnight,
2. Pour mixture into a blender together with a pinch of salt and blend until smooth.
3. Pour into a hot pan and cook for about one minute on each side.