Raw coconut crystals

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 04, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Anyone have any experience with these as a sweetener? Are they Paleo friendly in moderation?


on October 04, 2011
at 04:00 PM

Yes and yes. The brand I use is Coconut Secret raw coconut crystals. The GI is lower than honey and it works beautifully in whatever recipes that I need "sugar" for. If you don't eat it out of the can with a spoon you're fine.

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on October 04, 2011
at 05:43 PM

Mark over at marksdailyapple.com has this to say:

"Palm Sugar/Coconut Sugar

An up and coming (in this country) sweetener is coconut sugar. The sugar is actually made from a variety of palm sources, but the palm and coconut labels are used (albeit mistakenly) interchangeably. It???s largely sucrose-based and registers in the 30s/40s on the GI. The taste is relatively light from what I understand, and the nutritional profile is worth noting."



on October 04, 2011
at 06:58 PM

I think it depends on one's personal sensitivity to sugars...it is very low glycemic and low in fructose, so it is a great choice as an occasional sweetener...I am very sensitive to sugars, and "feel" coconut sugar, so I mostly avoid it, but my husband and kids do well having this sweetener on occasion...experiment on yourself!

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