Coconut nectar is made from the sap of the flowers of the Coconut tree. It can be used as an low-fructose alternative to Sugar but it's important to note that there are more calories per teaspoon in coconut nectar than table sugar.
Is coconut nectar OK for diabetics?
The one thing that sets coconut nectar apart from other Sugar Substitutes is its low GI (glycemic index) score. However, having a relatively low GI does not automatically make it a better Food choice for diabetics, so it's important to consult with a medical practitioner before using coconut nectar if you have diabetes. What we do know is that coconut palm sugar contains significant amounts of inulin which may support Blood Sugar Control by improving insulin sensitivity.
Is coconut nectar healthy?
Yes! Compared to Honey, you would need to consume seventeen times as much of it to get the same amount of micro-nutrients found in coconut nectar. Nutritionally, coconut nectar's profile boasts a whole host of Amino Acids and Antioxidants, alongside Zinc, Iron and Vitamins B + C.