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Coconut Palm Sugar

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Coconut sugar, also called “palm sugar” or coconut palm sugar is a natural sweetener made from the sap of coconut trees.

Organic coconut palm sugar is a natural and healthier sugar substitute for granulated sugar and brown sugar. It can successfully be used in baking or as a sweetener for teas, coffees and other drinks.

Flavor Profile of Coconut Palm Sugar

The taste of coconut palm sugar resembles brown sugar with more caramel and butterscotch notes – perfect for Paleo baking recipes.

Benefits of Coconut Palm Sugar Over Granulated Sugar

The body processes sugar (natural, man-made or any sugar) as sugar – meaning, we don’t need it, therefore, there’s really no “benefit” to more sugar. However, for those times where we still crave something sweet, coconut palm sugar serves as a wonderful natural sugar substitute because it is:

  • Low carb sugar substitute
  • More nutrituous than granulated sugar – coconut palm sugar is high in:
    • Zinc
    • Iron
    • Magnesium
    • Potassium
    • B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6)
    • Vitamin C
  • Low glycemic index – Its glycemic index is naturally lower than regular sugar, rated at 35 in comparison to cane sugar at 68 and most honey at 55.
  • Low in fructose

Buying Note: Read the Labels

Be careful when buying coconut palm sugar as some brands blend it with white cane sugar or malt sugar. Check your labels carefully.

Coconut Secret Coconut Crystals Palm Sugar

Coconut Secret Coconut Crystals Palm Sugar


The brands we recommend on this site are 100% organic coconut palm sugar, gluten-free, not processed with additives or preservatives, ecologically grown, and harvested in sustainable and responsible ways.

Baking with and Using Coconut Palm Sugar

Substitute coconut palm sugar for traditional sugar at a 1:1 ratio in normal cooking and baking.

Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Palm Sugar

Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Palm Sugar

As with all natural sugar substitutes (and sugar itself), use in moderation.

Where to Buy Coconut Palm Sugar

The brands we recommend on this site are 100% organic coconut palm sugar, gluten-free, not processed with additives or preservatives, ecologically grown, and harvested in sustainable and responsible ways.

Navitas Naturals Organic Palm Sugar

Navitas Naturals Organic Palm Sugar

The brands we like are:

Coconut Secret Coconut Crystals, Raw, 12-Ounce – by Coconut Secret 

Big Tree Farms SweetTree Organic Coconut Palm Sugar, Blonde, 16-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 6)  by Big Tree Farms 

Navitas Naturals Palm Sugar, 16-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 2) – by Navitas Naturals

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