Coconut Palm Sugar

Short Description

We find the best coconut sap throughout Indonesia and blend them for a result that celebrates the natural flavor and aroma of the coconut.

Process

We’ve found that the best coconuts grow in tropical climates where they can soak up the sun and rain. After growing in these sandy, yet nutrient rich soils they begin to produce small blossoms that will develop into coconuts. These blossoms contain sap that we harvest for coconut palm sugar.

Harvesting sap from coconut blossoms requires completely different equipment and expertise than coconuts. Before the coconut have grown, the tree is “tapped” and the fresh liquid is collected by hand from the blossom in small batches. Fresh sap is an opaque white color, tastes very sweet and is about 80% water. After harvesting, the sap must be cooked relatively fast to avoid fermentation.

When enough sap has been collected it is quickly cooked to remove water, kill unwanted bacteria and concentrate flavor. To ensure quality, we cook the sap in small batches over moderate heat. As the sap heats, the water evaporates and the mixture thickens. The mixture is reduced until the moisture content is low, then gently dried and ground into small crystals.

Use

Palm sugar has a sweet, rich brown sugar like taste and can be used as a direct replacement for cane sugar, works extremely well as a light brown sugar substitute and is naturally low glycemic.

Source

From domestic plot trees tended by a diverse network of small independent family farmers within the Central Java region, the center of coconut sugar production in Indonesia. The region’s honored, historic farming tradition and its close proximity to the sea which creates a moist, tropical climate, combine to form ideal almost year-round conditions for continual harvesting of coconut blossom sap, the origin of coconut sugar.

Java, Indonesia

VarietyCocos nucifera
OriginJava, Indonesia

Certifications

Typical nutrition per 100g

calories378
Calories from Fat0
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium184mg
Potassium543mg
Total Carbohydrate94.5g
Dietary Fiber0.1g
Total Sugars94.4g
Protein0g
Vitamin A0IU
Vitamin C22.9mg
Calcium99.65mg
Iron1.46mg