A nutritious and natural sweetener for drinks, bakes, breads – both sweet and savoury dishes.
Dissolve our Coconut Sugar with a little water to make a syrupy coconut nectar, which is easy to pour. Great for when you need a liquid sweetener, such as in salad dressings.
What do I Taste Like?
Our Coconut Sugar has a sweet, caramel flavour. Despite its name, it doesn’t taste of coconut!
Where am I From?
Our Coconut Sugar is from Central Java, Indonesia and is the crystallised sap of the coconut palm tree, which has been heated to evaporate the moisture. The result is a syrupy consistency, known as ‘toddy', which is further reduced to delicious caramel sugar crystals.
Why Fair Trade?
Those farmers and workers who produce our Coconut Sugar, directly benefit from this Fair Trade premium through:
Education at all levels
100% Organic Coconut Sugar
Typical values per 100g
Energy Kj 1631 Kcal 384 Fat 0.2g of which saturates 0.2g Carbohydrates 94g of which sugars 94g Fibre <1.0g Protein 1.2g Salt 0.4g Calcium 410mg Potassium 913mg
1. Is Coconut Sugar, sugar?
Coconut sugar is a natural sugar ie. it is not refined sugar.
Coconut sugar is the crystallised sap of the coconut palm and is a direct replacement for refined sugar. However, it is important to remember with any sugar that it should be used in moderation.
2. How is Coconut Sugar made?
Coconut sugar is the crystallised sap of the coconut palm tree. This is collected and heated to evaporate the moisture, resulting in a syrupy consistency, known as ‘toddy’. This is then further reduced to caramel crystals, which we know as coconut sugar.
3. What does Coconut Sugar taste like?
Coconut sugar has a sweet, caramel flavour. It does NOT taste of coconut.
4. Is Coconut Sugar better than brown sugar?
Coconut sugar can be used in place of brown sugar. Coconut sugar has a GI 35 and contains a fibre called inulin.
Brown sugar has a GI 64 and is refined sugar with molasses added to it.
It is important to remember with any sugar that it should be used in moderation.
5. Is Coconut Sugar refined?
No, it is not refined.
6. Is Coconut Sugar the same as coconut palm sugar?
Yes, it is. Coconut sugar and coconut palm sugar are the same thing.
7. Is Coconut Sugar better than white sugar?
Coconut sugar is a natural, unrefined sugar. It is a natural alternative to refined white sugar. However, it is important to remember with any sugar that it should be used in moderation.
8. Does Coconut Sugar have fructose?
Coconut sugar contains predominantly sucrose, with some fructose and glucose.
9. Is Coconut Sugar vegan?
Yes, it is. Lucy Bee Coconut Sugar is certified vegan by the Vegan Society.