Coconut Palm Sugar Coconut is making a comeback in a big way. Its sweet cousin, coconut palm sugar, is evaporated sap from coconut trees. It has a low-glycemic index compared to regular sugar, although it has the same number of calories. But coconut sugar offers an added wallop of micronutrients -- it is rich in magnesium, potassium, zinc, and B vitamins.
Form: Powder Use: Baking, sweetening coffee, tea, or smoothies. Palm sugar is probably the closest to table sugar out of these alternatives, so you can add it to anything. Glycemic Index: 35
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