Sweet Tree Organic Coconut Sugar is a 100% organic, minimally processed, unfiltered, and unbleached natural sweetener. And contains no preservatives.
Sweet Tree organic coconut sugar is naturally low on the Glycemic Index (GI), which has benefits for weight control and improving glucose and lipid levels in people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). SweetTree is rated at a GI-35. By comparison, most commercial agaves are GI-42, honeys are GI-55 and cane sugars are GI-68.
Coconut sugar produces a slow energy release, which sustains the human body through your daily activities without regular sugar “highs” and “lows”. The major component of Sweet Tree organic coconut sugar is sucrose (70-79%) followed by glucose and fructose (3-9%) each. Minor variations will occur, due to differences in primary processing, raw material source, tree age and variety of coconut. Agave syrup, another popular alternative sweetener, is primarily made of fructose making it a high fructose syrup, similar to high fructose corn syrup. Many studies have been conducted on sucrose vs. fructose and we suggest you educate yourself to discover which best suits your personal dietary wants and/or needs.
Coconut sugar has a nutritional content far richer than all other commercially available sweeteners. SweetTree is especially high in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron and is a natural source of the vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C.
* Please note that some palm sugar on the market is also mixed with cane sugar and other malt-based ingredients… which isn’t a bad thing if you don’t mind. Sweet Tree is PURE coconut palm sugar. No cane sugar added. No chemical inputs. Just pure, unadulterated palm sugar made from 100% coconut nectar from Coco Nucifera.