Coconut Palm Sugar for Diabetics?

February 13, 2013

American Key Food Products has a low-glycemic coconut palm sugar.

American Key Food Products (Closter, NJ) now offers Suchero coconut palm sugar, a low-glycemic sugar with multiple applications.

At a glycemic index of 35, Suchero classifies as a low-glycemic sugar, giving it potential for use in products marketed to diabetics. The certified organic sugar is light brown in color, mildly nutty in taste, and available for use in baked goods, energy bars, beverages, and tabletop sweeteners. And its natural source may offers some other marketing advantages.

“Because it’s made from the sap of the coconut palm, it has an unusually high level of nutrients, which are retained through gentle, non-chemical processing,” says AKFP COO Mel Festejo. Coconut palm sugar reportedly retains vitamins, minerals, and 16 amino acids.