Madhava Natural Sweeteners - Organic Coconut Sugar Coconut Nectar - 16 oz. (454 g)
Madhava Natural Sweeteners Organic Coconut Sugar is an unrefined sweetener produced from the flower buds of the coconut tree. Madhava's Coconut Sugar is grown sustainably in Indonesia and is an all-natural alternative to processed sugar and artificial sweeteners. Madhava Blonde Coconut Sugar has a mild and sweet flavor and can easily replace sugar in recipes.
Coconut Sugar: Sustainably Grown and Happily Harvested
Madhava's Coconut Sugars are organic, unrefined sweeteners made from coconut tree buds. The coconut palm is ideal for sugar production, as the trees are sustainably grown and harvested without causing deforestation. Coconut palm trees produce 50-75% more sugar per acre than sugar cane, and use 1/5 the resources.
From a health and wellness perspective, Organic Coconut Sugar has a nutritional content far richer than cane or beet sugar. Naturally occurring nutrients include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, B vitamins and amino acids (including glutamine). In addition, Madhava Coconut Sugar is organic, gluten free, vegan, kosher, and GMO free.
Madhava Coconut Sugar Frequently Asked Questions
Does coconut sugar taste like coconuts?
No. Madhava Organic Coconut Sugar does not taste like coconuts. It comes from the nectar of coconut tree blossoms. Madhava Blonde Coconut Sugar has a mild and sweet flavor and can easily replace sugar in recipes and Madhava Coconut Sugar has a caramelized maple flavor and can replace brown sugar in recipes.
Where does coconut sugar fall on the Glycemic Index?
Coconut sugar has a medium glycemic index, similar to table sugar. What makes coconut sugar superior is that it is unrefined and has naturally occurring nutrients not found in table sugar.
Is coconut sugar more nutritious than cane sugar?
Coconut sugar has a nutritional content that is richer than sugar beets or cane sugar, and has naturally occurring nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, B vitamins and amino acids (including glutamine).
How is coconut sugar made?
Madhava Organic Coconut Sugar is grown and harvested sustainably in Indonesia. It is an organic, unrefined sweetener that is derived from the nectar of coconut palm tree blossoms, or buds. The nectar is boiled to evaporate the water, and the remaining concentrated nectar is crystallized into sugar.
How do I replace coconut sugar for beet/cane sugar in my recipes?
Similar in appearance, taste and consistency to traditional brown sugars, coconut sugar is used as a one-to-one alternative to beet or cane sugar. Coconut Sugar can be used as a sweetener in beverages, smoothies, baking and desserts.
Does coconut sugar come from the coconut fruit?
No. Coconut sugar is derived from the nectar of coconut palm tree blossoms, or buds and not from the coconut fruit.
Is coconut sugar refined?
Unlike beet/cane sugar, nothing is removed, added or altered in the production of coconut sugar.
Does the production of coconut sugar cause deforestation?
No it does not. Coconut sugar is harvested from the cocos nucifera tree, while palm oil and hearts of palm are harvested from the palmyra tree. The palmyra tree is harvested every 8-9 years by destroying the plant. The cocos nucifera, used for the production of coconut sugar, can continually produce for 80-90 years making coconut sugar a great, sustainable sugar.
Did you know?
A mature coconut tree may grow anywhere from 75 to 200 coconuts every year.
About Madhava Natural Sweeteners
Sweeten up your life (the all-natural way!)
Madhava Natural Sweeteners is dedicated to providing natural and healthier alternatives to highly processed, refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. They currently offer three product lines for your sweetening needs: Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Coconut Sugar and Pure Honey.
Born of Honey
Founded in 1973 in Boulder - the birthplace of the natural foods industry - Madhava Natural Sweeteners is a true legacy natural foods brand, and is a company unlike any other. Madhava is a Sanskrit word meaning "Born of Honey" or "Born of Light" which is a derivation of the Sanskrit word madhu meaning "sweet." They believe it is the perfect name for a true, natural foods company born out of the simple love for the sweet life!
How It All Began
With the help of some food-loving "hippie" friends, Madhava Founder Bart Utley purchased a small, but scenic farm with a 100-year-old farmhouse, southeast of Longmont, Colorado in 1973. Eager to get started, he moved right in and began business. Resourceful and conscientious, the entire place was built from salvaged and recycled materials. The farm and beekeeping operations were run by Bart Utley, and honey was purchased from local beekeepers.
Busy As A...Well, You Know
In 1976, Craig Gerbore was hired and ran it as a one-man operation, until just recently. And although he is no longer involved in day-to-day beekeeping operations, Craig is still involved in steering, guiding and advising Madhava Natural Sweeteners.
Today, Madhava Natural Sweeteners is still privately owned and operated in the foothills of Colorado. And even though they've grown considerably since their humble beginnings, Madhava is still a grassroots company at heart. They continue to buy from small, family-owned beekeepers, and supply their all-natural sweeteners to their terrific customers one jar at a time. Madhava: still dedicated to bringing you the highest quality natural sweeteners on the planet!