2. Coconut Sugar
Coconut sugar is the crystallized nectar of the coconut tree blossom, further made by boiling the flower’s sap till it gets thickens & solidifies. It is mainly composed of sucrose (around 70%) followed by glucose and fructose. It has been used as a natural sweetener in South-East Asia for centuries, particularly in the Philippines and Indonesia, and now it is one of the top 5 natural sweeteners in India.
One can use coconut sugar the same way as the regular sugar by adding it in your tea or coffee or baking and cooking.
Coconut Sugar has incredible health benefits. It contains over 16 amino acids out of 20 and four different B Vitamins. It has great source of iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. The GI index value of coconut is only 30-35, which is considered very low in comparison of white table sugar. Due to the low GI value of coconut sugar, it helps to regulate the sugar level in the body and satisfy the sweet tooth without compromising the health.
4. Palm Sugar
As the name says Palm Sugar, comes from the palm trees. This natural sweetener is made from sap which is collected by making slits from the palm tree stem. Sap which was collected is then boiled until it gets thickened. The almost similar sweetener can be made from coconut palms also which is named as Coconut palm sugar. The only difference is, coconut palm sugar is obtained from the flower buds of the coconut palm whereas the Palm Sugar is obtained directly from the tree itself.
Jaggery is rich in iron and minerals which helps in the prevention of anemia and helps body to fight against infections. It is also proven that jaggery is highly beneficial for beauty treatment. Smooth functioning of digestive system in the body will reflect after the regular use of jaggery.