Coconut sugar is produced from the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm, and is one of the most wholesome sweeteners, as it is nutritious and has a low glycemic index, therefore it is ideal for diabetics. Contains 16 kinds of amino acids, it has a high concentration of phosphorus and minerals like magnesium, zinc and iron. It is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and it even contains trace amounts of vitamin B12.
It has many health benefits: a high-fiber content, which promotes intestinal transit and in turn helps reduce cholesterol, is a great tonic and anti-anemic, aids in the production of melanin in the skin, promotes growth bones and teeth, helps reduce hypertension and balance the nervous system.
The amino acid which has the highest content in coconut sap is Glutamine, which is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid. It is the basis of the building blocks for the synthesis of RNA and DNA and assists in maintaining the proper acid/alkaline balance in the body. This amino acid plays an important role in prostate function. Moreover, glutamic acid is also an important neurotransmitter, thereby improving our mental capacities and used in treatments for depression, fatigue, alcoholism, schizophrenia and senility.
Thanks to Glutamine content, it decreases the craving for sweets and sugar, which is beneficial to people wishing to lose weight and to those who need to regulate their blood glucose levels.