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COCONUT SUGAR ORGANIC
Coconut sugar is the crystallized nectar of the coconut palm tree blossom (Cocos nucifera), made by boiling the flower’s sap until it thickens. It composed of sucrose 70%, glucose and fructose. With Glycemic Index low as 35 it is absorbed slowly by the body and will not cause “sugar spike” for diabetic people.
- Boost energy
Like other simple carbohydrates, brown sugar also has the effect of increasing energy in the body in a short time.
The content of molasses can increase the body’s metabolism so that it can eliminate hunger.
- Overcome flatulence
Several studies have shown that brown sugar and the molasses content in it can suppress excess gas in the stomach. As a result, a bloated stomach can be overcome by consuming brown sugar.
Quoted from Boldsky, brown sugar has antiseptic properties that can help heal minor cuts and bruises. Brown sugar also contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can prevent infection in wounds
- Pregnancy and menstruation
Brown sugar can also help with recovery. Quoted from Organic Facts, consumption of brown sugar in pregnant women can relieve cramps and discomfort
- Overcome the flu
Brown sugar is also used as an effective remedy to treat colds, flu, and colds. This brown sugar concoction can be made by boiling water by adding a few slices of ginger and brown sugar.
- Skin health
Brown sugar can also moisturize the skin. Brown sugar can reduce swelling in the skin and is rich in B vitamins that will protect the skin from the effects of aging and prevent skin cells from further damage
- Treat Asthma
People suffering from asthma and other breathing problems are advised to replace white sugar with brown sugar. Consumption of brown sugar will prevent asthma and fight other allergic reactions.
What’s the Difference Between Brown Sugar and Palm Sugar?
Palm sugar (coconut sugar) Coconut sugar is made in two stages to produce granulated, block, or liquid sugar. First, the sap is taken and collected from coconut trees. Then the sap is placed in a large skillet and cooked over medium heat until the water content evaporates. The cooking process causes caramelization to cause the sugar to brown. When buying coconut sugar, make sure you check the ingredient label to make sure that the coconut sugar you buy is pure, and doesn’t contain cane sugar. Because there are most producers add cane sugar into palm sugar to save production costs.
Taste and texture
Palm sugar and brown sugar have a very similar taste, namely a taste like caramel. However, it is the texture of these two sugars that distinguishes them. Brown sugar has a slightly moist texture due to the addition of molasses. Since this sugar is derived from white sugar, the grain size is fine and uniform. Brown sugar will dissolve easily in liquids such as melted butter. Palm sugar has a much larger grain because it is made by drying the sap. The palm sugar production process is done naturally, so the processing causes the taste and texture to be less conspicuous than brown sugar. Palm sugar doesn’t dissolve well when mixed with butter and can leave a grainy pattern on baked goods. However, palm sugar will dissolve well when mixed in water. Therefore, palm sugar can be added to coffee or tea drinks.
One tablespoon of palm sugar and brown sugar contains at least 4 grams of carbohydrates in the form of sugar, equal to 16 calories per tablespoon. However, if examined more deeply, brown sugar contains calcium, iron, copper, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium. These nutrients exist because of the addition of molasses to brown sugar. Palm sugar naturally contains vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. Palm sugar also contains inulin which is a type of dietary fiber. Inulin acts as a prebiotic that feeds the good bacteria in the gut.
Effects on the body
In a study aimed at assessing the glycemic index of sugar, palm sugar has a lower glycemic index than brown sugar. This means that palm sugar raises blood glucose levels at a slower rate. However, this finding could not be opened. According to the American Diabetes Association, the glycemic index can be a helpful tool when managing blood sugar. Keep in mind that the glycemic index can vary from person to person. Like most foods, sugar is not the type of product that has an impact on health. production of products that affect health. So if you eat too much, it will have an impact on health.