Difference in Palm Sugar and Coconut Sugar
Now question arises that are these healthiest sugar substitutes are different in taste also? The answer is ‘Yes’. The Coconut Sugar has a taste like butterscotch caramel similar to that of brown sugar whereas, the Palm Sugar is basically comes with a smokier taste. Out of two, Palm sugar is most fragrant. Also there is difference between the Indonesian Palm Sugar which is darker in color and the Indian version has strong flavor. One should keep in mind while purchasing the product from market.
Palm Sugar contains a substantial amount of sweetness and also considered more sweet in comparison to coconut sugar. It is appropriate and adds perfect flavors in traditional desserts where you require more intense fragrance and strong flavor in the dish. Talking about coconut sugar, since it has more caramel flavor it is best for the baked dishes like cookies, cakes etc., also can be used for coffee or tea to add natural sweetness to it. These sugars have certain mild taste so one might have to add more of it in the dish to match the sweetness level. This will give you some delicious flavor of it.
Talking about Palm Sugar and unrefined sugar, rich in vitamins & minerals like potassium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, manganese and copper; small amounts of phytonutrients such as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanidin; and antioxidants. Rich in vitamins B, especially inositol (Vit8) which is required for formation of healthy cells in the body, as well as thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid and choline. It contains all the same 16 amino acids present in the sap from which it is developed. Amino acid helps to build blocks of proteins in the human body and is needed for cell growth and its repair.