Coconut sugar contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, though in small amounts. Iron and zinc, for example, are found in coconut sugar, containing about two times more than granulated sugar according to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI).
The FNRI also notes that there are a decent amount of phytonutrients, specifically polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidins. These phytonutrients help reduce blood sugar, inflammation and cholesterol, making coconut sugar a better option than many other sweeteners. The American Cancer Society explains that phytonutrients that come from plants offer many health benefits and are better choices than supplements or pills.
Coconut sugar is great sugar alternative, especially for diabetics. Additionally, while coconut sugar has many benefits that you will not find in regular table sugar, it may require large amounts to really make a positive affect.
However, if you are going to go for that sweetener, coconut sugar is one of the better natural sweeteners out there.
Organic coconut sugar is produced by evaporating the sap made from the flowers of the coconut tree.
Coconut sugar, also referred to as palm sugar, is naturally brown in color with a characteristic sweet molasses aroma. It is typically used as a 1:1 replacement for cane sugar.
Organic coconut sugar is high in potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron and rich in 12 of the Vitamin B complex.
It is a favorable sweetener in confectionery recipes due to its low melting point and especially high burning temperature