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water. According to the Agriculture Organisation of the World Health Organisation (WHO), coconut sugar is even considered to be one of the world’s most sustainable sweeteners. Compared to white sugar, NUSWEET coconut sugar allegedly has various benefits for a natural alimentation as it is 100 per cent unrefined and thus, plant substances and valuable ingredients such as minerals, vitamins and antioxidants are preserved. Coconut sugar contains approximately the same calories as usual sugar, but does not induce food cravings. Medical studies confirm the low glycemic index of coconut sugar. The University Hospital in Sydney has specialised on the topic‘LOW GI’as not only diabetics can optimise their diet through this. A minimal increase of the blood sugar level is an important issue for everyone who seeks to stay fit and slim today.
The Hamburg-based NUSWEET GmbH has distributed biologically high-quality coconut sugar since 2014. Coconut sugar poses as a great substitute for common white sugar and impresses with its exceptional taste, as well as its sustainability, and benefits a natural diet with enjoyment.
Last but not least: the newcomer of the alternative sweeteners does not only persuade with its delicious, sweet taste with nuances that remind one of caramel. An additional advantage is that coconut sugar can be easily used just like usual sugar thanks to its texture. Whether for baking, cooking or in drinks – NUSWEET coconut sugar is suitable for your favourite recipe and also offers sustainable delight without regret.
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTO: NUSWEET GMBH
Mother nature as role model
Despite its name, coconut sugar is not derived from the coconut. The basic material of coconut sugar, the sweet coconut flower nectar, is obtained from the tapped flower of the coconut palm. Within a few hours after the harvest, the sap is processed into NUSWEET coconut sugar by hand under the application of a wooden fire. Within this drying process, the typical granular structure develops. As a result of this gentle measure, valuable ingredients are preserved and NUSWEET coconut sugar becomes the pure, vegan and natural product customers love. No wonder it has the green EU label for certified organic farming.
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The NUSWEET GmbH works closely with a cooperative of around 1,000 small farmers which verifies their organic production by EU certification.The production remains in the hands of farmers and is a major source of income for them. While NUSWEET guarantees the socially responsible production, the coconut sugar is also very sustainable. As coconut trees require little work, the harvest of flower sap is quite easy and, unlike sugarcane, coconut trees have the ability to regenerate depleted soils. They do not require artificial fertilisers and pesticides, the yield per land area is significantly higher and they consume much less
Above: The coconut flower. Photo: Shutterstock.com
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