Coconut sugar is naturally nutrient-rich. It is a great source of potassium with 16 vital amino acids.
- Magnesium & Nitrogen
Regulates blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Helps prevent and manage hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Called the “nutrient of intelligence” and is necessary for mental development.
- Low Glycemic
Slow absorption into the bloodstream, which means a healthier body.
Electrolytes help with muscular strength, cramps, diabetes maintenance and brain function.
Builds strong bones, reduces high blood pressure and kidney stones, and aids in weight management.
- Amino Acids
Coconut sugar contains 16 vital amino acids, the building blocks for all life.
Refer to the below chart for nutrients comparison of various sweeteners:
Source: The Philippine Food and Nutrition Research Institute, COMPARISON OF THE ELEMENTAL CONTENT OF 3 SOURCES OF EDIBLE SUGAR – Analyzed by PCA-TAL, Sept. 11, 2000. (MI Secretaria et al, 2003) in parts per million (ppm or mg/li). www.nutritiondata.com
Health Attributes of Coconut Palm Sugar Nutrients:
|Macro-nutrients||Health benefits provided by these nutrients|
|Nitrogen (N)||Help treat cardiovascular diseases|
|Phosphorus (P)||Important for bone growth, kidney functions and and cell growth|
|Potassium (K)||Reduces hypertension, helps regulate blood sugar, helps control cholesterol levels and weight|
|Calcium (Ca)||Vital for strong bone and teeth, and for muscle growth|
|Magnesium (Mg)||Essential for metabolism, nerves and stimulates the brain (memory)|
|Sodium (Na)||Plays a key role in the functioning of nerves and muscles|
|Chloride (Cl)||Corrects the pressure of body fluids and balance the nervous system|
|Sulfur (S)||Important for healthy hair, skin and nails, also helps maintain oxygen balance for proper brain function|
|Boron (B)||Essential for healthy bone and joint function, enhances body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium|
|Zinc (Zn)||Called the “nutrient of intelligence” is necessary for mental development|
|Manganese (Mn)||Has antioxidant, free-radical-fighting properties, is important for proper food digestion and for normal bone structure|
|Iron (Fe)||Vital for the quality of blood, mental development and the immune system|
|Copper (Cu)||Helps to release energy, helps in melanin production in the skin, helps in the production of red blood cells and aid in the absorption and transport of iron|