Organic Coconut Sugar
Our Organic Coconut Sap Sugar is a light brown all-natural sweetener that tastes a bit like brown sugar. It has all the natural goodness of coconut water. Organic Coconut Sugar can be used to sweeten any of your favorite beverages, sauces, marinades, or main dishes. Most people use it as a replacement for white, refined sugar, brown sugar, and muscovado sugar in their recipes.
How It’s Processed
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar is a natural, high-energy food source made by collecting sweet sap from the flowering stem, called an inflorescence, at the top of the coconut tree. The inflorescence is carefully clipped and then bent into a bamboo container for collection. Twice a day, these trees are climbed and bamboo containers are switched out. It is usually the men and sons who do this, and to watch them climb the trees is amazing! The collected sap is transported into a kitchen where it is brought to a light simmer to concentrate the sugars. Once crystals begin to form, the solution is removed from the heat and crystallization of the entire basin occurs rapidly.
From Family Farms to Your Home
The women working in the kitchen grind the crystals while they are still moist, to break them into very small, fine grains. These grains are packaged into 10 kg bags and transported to the Quality Control Center. The over 700 families who make this Organic Coconut Palm Sugar all bring their products here, where it is further dried and tested for moisture content, particle size, and microbes. Ocean-going containers arrive and are filled with product bound for America.
Recently I have seen articles stating that the collection of coconut sap is harmful to coconut trees and affects coconut oil and coconut milk production. Nothing could be further from the truth. To read more about this, please click here.