Everybody’s got a sweet tooth. For some people, ignoring sweet cravings are as easy as pie while for most of us, it can be a huge challenge. Thankfully, there are several all-natural sweeteners in the market that can be used as alternative to sugar. One of the most popular alternative sweeteners is Coconut Nectar. What is coconut nectar? How is it different from other types of all-natural sweetener?
What is Coconut Nectar?
Also called coconut palm nectar, coconut nectar is made from sweet sap that was derived from the stems of coconut blossoms. The sap is then processed at low temperatures to produce low-glycemic and nutrient-rich syrup. More information on our we make our coconut sugar here.
Apart from being low-glycemic, coconut nectar is a good source of Vitamins B and C, minerals and amino acids. Studies have shown that it contains 17 amino acids, all of which are essential in different bodily functions including transport and storage of nutrients. It also contains magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc.
Some of the benefits of coconut nectar include promoting healthy metabolism and cognitive functions. And since it is low in fructose, it doesn’t contribute in the production of high blood tricyclerides and fat tissue storage. Plus, it is perfect for weight control and improving lipid and glucose levels for diabetics.
How does it taste?
Coconut nectar is considered by many health enthusiasts as one of the most delicious alternative sweeteners. Contrary to what you might think, it doesn’t taste like coconut. Coconut nectar is slightly sweet and dense flavor that can be liken to molasses or maple syrup. It is complex, rich and smooth with slight aftertaste.
Uses of Coconut Nectar
Just like any sweetener, coconut nectar can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used to sweeten drinks, waffles and other baked treats. You may also use it for cooking as alternative to dishes that require sugar or maple syrup.
Coconut never fails to surprise! From VCO (Virgin Coconut Oil) to amino sauce and now, it brings us coconut nectar. It truly is a wonder tree, and it’s no wonder we love it as much as everyone else – health conscious or otherwise.
Jimalie offers coconut Nectar with a slight twist. We have mixed it with Turmeric powder to give it more of a health benefit, more information on our Coconut Nectar and Turmeric here. We will be releasing our 220ml and 4L coconut Nectar this coming August. We look forward to continuing providing you and your family a variety of quality coconut products in the near future.