A nutrient-rich natural sweetener derived from the crystallized fresh sap of organically grown coconut flowers (NOT tree sap!). Coco Natura™ – the original coconut sweetener – is 100% natural and free from additives and artificial flavours. It is a delicious and nutritious sugar rich with vitamins (particularly B vitamins), amino acids, and minerals. Coco Natura is also known and valued for its low glycemic index (GI) of 35 (good news for diabetics, and the rest of us too!). It is used the same as any white sugars; on a 1:1 basis.
An exciting new product from the Philippines – Coco Natura! Coco Natura, the original coconut sweetener, is a nutrient-rich, high-value food product derived from the fresh sap of organically grown coconut trees. The sweet juice is extracted when the budding flower is just about to grow – and not from the coconut fruit. The result is a rich, caramel-like flavour.
- to sweeten your coffee, tea, and other beverages
- to enhance the flavor of your cakes and pastries
- a balancing agent for curries and robust sauces
- the ideal sugar substitute for diabetics
- for weight maintenance and obesity prevention
- Certified Organic
- Nutrient rich
- Low GI
- 100% Natural Sap from the Philippines
- Sap from budding flowers (not tree trunk)
- The original coconut sweetener
Coco Natura serves as a healthier alternative, replacing sugar in coffee, tea, and other beverages. It is also used as a balancing agent and flavour enhancer for cakes, pastries, and even curries and robust sauces. Many patisseries will find Coco Natura’s rich caramel taste and distinctive aroma perfect for their concoctions.
Compared to sugarcane-based sweeteners, Coco Natura lives up to its claim of being the natural way to sweeten people’s lives! A comparative analysis made by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Plant Tissue Analysis Laboratory reveals that coconut sugar contains more amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sodium, chlorine, sulfur, boron, zinc, and copper compared to refined cane or brown sugar. This makes coconut sugar not only delicious, but also the more nutritious and therefore smarter choice.
Don’t settle for less nutritious sugars while on the go – Coco Natura™ is now portable (50 sachets/box)!
Tests conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and the Dept. of Science and Technology revealed that the glycemic index (GI) of coconut sugar is only at an astounding 35, much lower than that of cane sugar at 50.
The glycemic index (GI) value measures how rapidly a carbohydrate turns into glucose.
Some Examples of the Glycemic Index of Foods:
|Low GI||55 or less||most fruits and vegetables (except potatoes and watermelon), grainy breads, pasta, legumes/pulses, milk, yogurt, products extremely low in carbohydrates (some cheeses, nuts), fructose, cane sugar|
|Medium GI||56–69||whole wheat products, basmati rice, sweet potato, table sugar|
|High GI||70 and above||corn flakes, rice krispies, baked potatoes, watermelon, croissants, white bread, extruded breakfast cereals, most white rices (e.g. jasmine), straight glucose (100)|
Coco Natura: 35
Low GI foods help in the management of diabetes mellitus and have been shown to lower cholesterol. Coco Natura is the only sweetener that is Bureau of Food And Drugs (BFAD) approved and documented to be safe for both diabetics and non-diabetics. It is also useful for weight control and for the prevention of obesity. This breakthrough has the potential to make a major impact in the lives of millions of diabetics and health conscious people around the world.
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