My cart (0)

+61 499 191 971
The Benefits of Coconut Sugar compared to Cane Sugar

The Benefits of Coconut Sugar compared to Cane Sugar


Coconut sugar has become increasingly popular as a sweetener in recent years, and for good reason. Many people believe that it is a healthier alternative to cane sugar. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why coconut sugar is better than cane sugar and why we choose to use it in our Lactation Hot Chocolates

Lower Glycemic Index

One of the most significant differences between coconut sugar and cane sugar is their glycemic index. The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a food raises blood sugar levels. Coconut sugar has a glycemic index of 35, which is significantly lower than cane sugar's glycemic index of 65. This means that coconut sugar causes a slower and more stable rise in blood sugar levels, which can be beneficial for people with diabetes or those who are trying to maintain stable blood sugar levels.

More Nutrients

Coconut sugar contains more nutrients than cane sugar. It is rich in potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, and B vitamins. These nutrients are essential for maintaining good health and are often lacking in the typical Western diet. Cane sugar, on the other hand, is a source of empty calories, providing no significant nutritional benefits.

Sustainable and Ethical

Coconut sugar is produced from the sap of coconut palm trees. The production of coconut sugar is sustainable and ethical, as it involves tapping the sap from the trees, which does not harm the trees. In contrast, cane sugar is often associated with unethical practices such as child labor and environmental damage.

Less Processed

Coconut sugar is less processed than cane sugar. It is simply boiled down from the sap of the coconut palm tree, whereas cane sugar undergoes several processes to extract the sugar from the cane plant. This means that coconut sugar retains more of its natural nutrients and flavour, while cane sugar is often stripped of these.

Great Taste

Finally, coconut sugar has a delicious taste that is similar to brown sugar or caramel. It can be used in a variety of recipes and is an excellent substitute for cane sugar. Many people find that they prefer the taste of coconut sugar to cane sugar.

In conclusion, coconut sugar is a healthier, more sustainable, and ethical alternative to cane sugar. It has a lower glycemic index, more nutrients, is less processed, and has a great taste. Consider swapping out cane sugar for coconut sugar in your cooking and baking to enjoy the benefits it has to offer.

When creating our Lactation Hot Chocolates, we wanted to make them as nutritious and delicious for our customers. We hope you enjoy the added benefits from our organic Coconut Sugar

Jordana Edwards is founder of Clean Tea Australia and The Breastfeeding Tea Co. Created in 2013 in collaboration with her naturopath mother, Jordana first sold Clean Tea at the markets in Byron Bay before growing her “little tea stall” into a multimillion dollar ecommerce global business.As the recipient of an astounding 5 awards at the 2020 Ausmumprenuer Awards, this business powerhouse has also been listed as one of the 2020 Remodista International “Women to Watch” in business disruption, as well as being a nominee as a Facebook “Community Leader” for her work training, mentoring and supporting women in business in her local and rural area.