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Lower Glycemic Sugar Alternative

Is Coconut Sugar Healthier for You?

These days, many people are turning to organic coconut sugar as a substitute for white sugar. There are many reasons for this, the first of which is that a substitute for white sugar is very much needed. Our high consumption of sugar contributes to the increasing obesity rates all over the globe, and has also been linked to heart disease and cancer. Coconut sugar is a worthy replacement because it doesn't contribute to poor health; instead it contains a number of important vitamins and minerals and is a healthy alternative to sugar. On top of the health benefits, coconut sugar tastes like sugar and can be substituted for white sugar 1:1.


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One of the worst things about white sugar is its high ranking on the glycemic index. The glycemic index is a measure of how much foods cause blood sugar levels to change. Some carbohydrates break down rapidly, causing the blood sugar level to rise rapidly as well. This puts a greater demand on the liver to produce insulin, and reduces the body's long-term ability to control insulin production. This can increase one's risk of obesity.

Thus, the lower the glycemic index, the better. Refined table sugar's glycemic index is estimated at 80 and high fructose corn syrup is close to 90. Coconut sugar, however, has a glycemic index of only 35, putting it near the bottom of glycemic indexes for sugars. Only synthetic sweeteners have a lower glycemic index, but these artificial sweeteners carry other risks that manmade products may have (e.g. some have been linked to cancers).

Organic coconut sugar is all natural, and a healthy alternative to sugar. Better yet, you can use it just like sugar and in the same amounts. So, you don't have to worry about adjusting your recipes. Just take out white sugar and put in coconut sugar and you're off to a healthy start!

One reason the spike from coconut sugar is much less than from cane sugar lies in the ample amount of minerals found in it. Here is a link to a site that lists the nutritional content of coconut sugar: nutritional content of coconut sugar.

And here is a link to a pdf of a summary of a scientific study done in Philippines to test glycemic index after ingesting coconut sugar, which is the original source for the claim of "only 35 on the glycemic index".

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Read the inside story of why we started the company Palm Nectar Organics, selling the best organic sugar substitute on the planet!

The Inside History

I've always had a sweet tooth. But giving up eating sugar was not something I could do very easily. I needed my regular allowance of good desserts, sweeteners for my drinks, and cooking recipes. But the more I read about the devastating effects cane (white & brown) sugar has on the body, the more I became determined to find a suitable alternative.

Just a few years back I discovered coconut sugar, and how it is a minimally refined, lower-glycemic sweetener, whose purchase helps third world farmers and their families remain independent and self-sufficient. At that point I knew this was the answer to a prayer.

So I got to work to build a company that could provide this miraculous and delicious sweetener to others like me. Hope you enjoy it and let me know your favorite recipes!

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Best Palm Sugar

Palm Nectar Organics is a 100% certified organic coconut (palm) sugar that tastes like sweet brown sugar and has a lower glycemic index than cane sugar. Use it as a one-to-one replacement in all your recipes that call for regular sugar. Use it to sweeten your coffee, tea, or breakfast cereal. Our coconut sugar is the best tasting on the market, because we buy only from small farmers in Indonesia, produced sustainably without chemicals and minimally refined. Naturaly gluten-free, vegan, and GMO free.

There are a lot of other coconut sugars out there right now selling for much less, however the sugar we sell and what you buy is the only guaranteed low glycemic index of 35 on the market. Also, our grower runs Isotope testing on every lot to insure integrity and to verify there is no Cane sugar, binders or fillers added as is being found in a lot of other big names. You are buying the best of the best!

Certified Organic Coconut Sugar

Our coconut (palm) sugar contains nothing other than organically produced, minimally processed, delicious lower glycemic coconut sugar! Certified organic, vegan, non-GMO, and natually gluten-free.

Diabetics should consult with their medical providers before using this or any other sweeteners.


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I used to buy sucanat, but got tired of the "sugar high" it caused. I find this coconut sugar doesn't give me that energy spike and crash that cane sugar does.
Rebecca M.
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How To Use

Use Palm Nectar coconut sugar anywhere that you would use regular sugar. Although it has a taste more like brown sugar than white sugar, it is milk and many people prefer it to flat taste of white sugar.

1. Hot beverages

Use it in hot coffee, hot tea, or any beverage where you use regular sugar. Try it with hot milk or milk alternative. Delicious!

2. Recipes

Any recipe that calls for sugar, or brown sugar, just replace it with our coconut sugar for a lower glycemic treat! The taste will amaze you!

3. Anywhere else!

Your imagination is the only limit to where you can use it! Send us a note with your fave recipes! :)

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Shipping

We like to see you receive our delicious organic coconut sugar as soon as possible. That is why we ship within 24 hours of receiving your order, and use USPS Priority shipping and First Class mail, so it gets there within 2-4 business days.

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Reviews from Customers

I love the taste of this. It's like a mix of really good brown sugar with caramel...sweet yet complex.
Tim W.
I used to buy sucanat, but got tired of the "sugar high" it caused. I find this coconut sugar doesn't give me that energy spike and crash that cane sugar does.
Rebecca M.
This is really the best coconut sugar I've tried so far. It doesn't taste burnt like some of other brands do.
Kim B.
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Health Benefits

Palm Nectar Organics coconut sugar is prepared the traditional way of first collecting the sap from the coconut palm, and then gently boiling it down to form the sweet sugar. This minimal processing retains many of the trace minerals that are lost in cane sugar production.

Benefits of Palm Nectar coconut sugar:

  • Natural, Whole Food: Our coconut sugar is not highly processed like brown sugar and many other sugars are. It is made by gently boiling the sap of the coconut tree flowers. It is not synthesized in laboratories like other sugar substitutes, but is harvested naturally from the coconut tree. It is found in the sap of the flowers of the coconut tree and does not have to be highly refined or processed to taste great.
  • Contains Amino Acids: It includes sixteen essential amino acids, such as glutamine, which is extremely important in a number of bodily processes. Glutamine is also used to make glutamic acid, which is involved in heart health and brain function.
  • Contains Vitamins and Minerals: Coconut sugar sap also contains high levels (compared to other sweeteners) of the minerals iron, zinc, magnesium, and potassium. It is a rich source of B-vitamins, which are important for physical health, as well as for our ability to manage stress. Coconut sap sugar is rich in other nutrients like inositol, which has been shown to improve mental functioning in clinical trials.
  • Lower Glycemic: Coconut sap sugar is a lower glycemic index food, which translates into it being a healthier alternative than cane sugar, which is a high glycemic index food. The glycemic index is a measurement of how a food affects our body's glucose levels. The higher the score, the greater our blood sugar will rise after eating the food. Coconut sap sugar rates at a 35 to 54 on the glycemic index while other sugars range from 65-100.

NOTE: Diabetics should consult with their medical providers before using this or any other sweeteners.

I used to buy sucanat, but got tired of the "sugar high" it caused. I find this coconut sugar doesn't give me that energy spike and crash that cane sugar does.
Rebecca M.
quotes Recent Customer Reviews
  • I love the taste of this. It's like a mix of really good brown sugar with caramel...sweet yet complex. - Tim W.
  • I used to buy sucanat, but got tired of the "sugar high" it caused. I find this coconut sugar doesn't give me that energy spike and crash that cane sugar does. - Rebecca M.
  • This is really the best coconut sugar I've tried so far. It doesn't taste burnt like some of other brands do. - Kim B.
  • Your sugar tastes fresh and feels healthier to eat. Thank you! - Jesse B.


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*This product and statements have not been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and are not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease. All of the information above is intended for educational purposes only and may not be used to replace or complement medical advice. If you have a medical condition, taking medication for a preexisting health condition, or are pregnant or nursing, consult your medical health care provider before taking this or any other food/supplement.