Rainforest Herbs Organic Coconut Sugar is the healthiest sugar because:
All of the components of a coconut have wonderful health benefits, but the nectar or sugar contains 17 amino acids, minerals, and vitamin C; has a broad spectrum of B vitamins (Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6); and is high in potassium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. It also has a high content of inulin, a prebiotic fiber, which feeds our intestinal flora and helps boost digestive and immune functions. Coconut Flower sugar has 400 x more potassium than white sugar and 15 x more than brown sugar (see comparison table below).
The glycemic index of Coconut Flower Sugar is only 35, a low glycemic food because it produces a slow energy release, helping to sustain your body through daily activities without “highs” and “lows.” This is important to those who are concerned about weight loss and diabetes. All other sugarcane-based sweeteners, refined white sugar, brown sugar, molasses, and dehydrated cane juice sweeteners have a high glycemic index rating of between 55 to 100 per serving. It is even lower in glycemic index than Agave (42). Pure glucose is 100 on the scale, with high-fructose corn syrup one of the highest commonly used processed food sweeteners at around 75. As such, coconut sugar has one of the lowest on the GI scale, making it a far healthier alternative.
Coconut Sugar contains such a broad spectrum of potassium, sodium, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that it is the most complete isotonic drink available, and is far more economical than even Coconut Water! It is recommended to drink as a pre and post workout isotonic drink. It is also a rich dietary source amino acids, including glutamine, which plays an essential role in many aspects of health, including being essential for the brain and nervous system, skeletal muscle, heart and prostate.
To make your coconut sugar rehydration and electrolyte replacement sports drink simply add 3 teaspoons to each 500mls water for a great tasting sports drink! This helps athletes reduce fatigue during and post exercise and replenish not only potassium, sodium, chloride and low-glycemic sugars but also a full spectrum of micronutrients that is definitely not available in commercial isotonic liquids. We guarantee that you will love the taste and feel the benefit right away.WHAT IS COCONUT FLOWER SUGAR?
Coconut trees give us a whole lot more than just coconuts. Before turning into the large bowling ball shaped coconuts we know so well, they are flowers. When cut, these blossoms release a thick, sweet sap. The cut coconut flower can stay open and producing sugar for almost 20 years!
Once the fresh sap is collected it is gently heated, reducing the nectar by one quarter, producing a heady sweet smell and beautiful caramel-colored thick liquid. The sap must be heated within 24 hours of collection. Then the thick syrup is poured over trays in a thin layer and left to crystallize. This crystallized sugar is then granulated, resulting in pure, delicious organic coconut flower sugar.