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Unbleached. Unrefined. Made by tapping the nectar of the coconut palm blossom and then evaporating the moisture. The result: a delicious, 100% natural sugar. Typical Nutritional Information Serving size. 5g-1 Teaspoon (ready to eat) As packed Per 100g Per serving Energy(kj) 1546 77 Protein (g) 0 0 Total carbohydrates (g) 92.3 4.6 of which total sugar (g) 92.3 4.6 Total fat (g) 0 0 of which saturated fat (g) 0 0 Dietary fibre (g) 0 0 Total sodium (mg) 0 0 Why Use It? Nutrient Content Coconut sugar isn’t a nutritional superfood, but it does offer more vitamins and minerals than white table sugar. It contains trace amounts of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. Coconut sugar also provides small amounts of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidin, and antioxidants. You’ll also find the B vitamin inositol, often used as a mood booster, in coconut sugar. Low Glycemic Impact The glycemic index measures the effects of carbohydrates on your blood sugar. Coconut sugar ranks just 35 on this index, while regular table sugar ranks between 60 and 75. Foods high on the glycemic index cause your blood sugar to spike, which can lead to a sugar rush and subsequent crash. Fast spikes in blood sugar can also cause your insulin levels to soar in a short period of time, and this can have serious consequences for diabetics. Less Fructose Fructose is a type of sugar your body converts to fat quickly. Only your liver can break down fructose, and one of the results of this breakdown is triglyceride — a form of fat. You shouldn’t consume large amounts of fructose outside of that which you get in fresh fruit. Coconut sugar has just 45 percent fructose, making it a better option than these other sweeteners. Earth Friendly The trees use minimal amounts of water and fuel, especially compared to sugar cane production, and produce for about 20 years. It has no artificial ingredients and is not chemically altered in any way.